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BC Hydro offers Alliance members funding for advanced lighting controls training program

Funding for BCIT course in November

September is back-to-school time with a number of great upcoming courses for industry members. BC Hydro is kicking off fall with an offer to pay 50% of the course fee for Alliance members who take BCIT's upcoming Advanced Lighting Controls Training Program (NALCTP), running from November 19 to 25 at BCIT's Burnaby campus.

The National Advanced Lighting Controls Training Program (NALCTP) is an internationally recognized initiative aimed at increasing the use of lighting controls in commercial buildings and industrial facilities. Through proper installation, advanced lighting controls improve energy efficiency and save significant dollars. NALCTP will educate, train and certify licensed electrical contractors and certified general electricians in the proper programming, testing, installation, commissioning and maintenance of advanced lighting control systems in commercial facilities.

Get more details about BCIT's Advanced Lighting Controls training program

How to receive funding for BCIT's November 2018 Advanced Lighting Controls course

Here's how non-IBEW members can get funding through BC Hydro:

  1. Once the course is complete, fill out the Course Completion Form [PDF, 505 KB]
  2. Submit the following to
    • Completed "Course Completion Form"
    • Proof of course completion (certificate)
    • Proof of payment (receipt)
  3. Once approved, BC Hydro will mail a cheque for 50% of the course fee to the recipient.

Note that as funding is limited, BC Hydro won't fund more than three people from the same firm for this course.

IBEW continues to support their members with funding for the Advanced Lighting Controls Training Program through the Electrical Joint Training Committee (EJTC). For more information on courses through EJTC, email program director Farid Poursoltani.

Other upcoming industry courses

Enhance your industry expertise with one of these other great courses this fall.

Energy Management and Renewable Energy courses at BCIT

BCIT's Centre for Energy Systems Applications offers certification programs, as well as individual weekend courses on topics such as Sustainable Energy Management, residential energy efficiency, solar hot water and photovoltaic systems.

Get details about Energy Management and Renewable Energy courses

BC Energy Step Code courses at BCIT

BCIT offers a suite of courses designed to enhance knowledge and skills to build to the BC Energy Step Code.

Get details about Energy Step Code courses

Electric vehicle infrastructure training at EJTC

A four-day training program run by the Electrical Joint Training Committee provides participants with an understanding of best practices in code and safety for electric vehicle charging station installers, as well as hands-on practice.

Get details about the EVITP course

Fire alarm systems at EJTC

This course will familiarize the journeyperson with fire alarm system field components and their proper installation. The next course date is to be determined. If you're interested, please email program director Farid Poursoltani.

Zero Carbon Lunch & Learn, Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC)

Come out to this Lunch & Learn event October 10, brought to you by Mitsubishi Heating and Cooling, to learn about recent experiences in designing an ultra low-energy and low-emission building.

Get more details about CaGBC's Zero Carbon Lunch & Learn

GPRO: Mechanical & HVAC-R, Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC)

This two-day course teaching the basics of sustainability and gives experienced construction professionals the critical tools needed to transition from conventional to sustainable construction practices.

Get more details about CaGBC's GPRO: Mechanical & HVAC-R
The date for late-fall is TBD, for more info email Brad Doff.

See upcoming BC Hydro events for Alliance members