The importance of training and continuous learning in the renewable energy industry

“In the constantly evolving and expanding sector of renewable and green energy, expert-led training is even more invaluable to ensure that organizations are able to access new opportunities, attract and develop talented personnel, and position themselves at the forefront of the industry…With competition for talent, funding and projects high, expert-led renewable energy training gives organizations the best chance to succeed and position themselves at the forefront of renewable energy.”
The Renewable Energy Institute

To support the company’s long-term growth, Blymyer is always on the lookout for qualified design and engineering talent, particularly professionals who are skilled in renewable energy technologies, energy efficiency, and sustainable practices.

With the renewable energy industry continuing to evolve and new innovations being introduced all the time, the company is committed to maintaining a learning culture and encourages team members to be open and adaptable to change. It is essential to keep up with the latest technology advancements, industry protocols and regulations.

Staying ahead of the curve

“Upskilling and technical training are two ways we maintain our competitive edge as a firm,” explains Director of Engineering Greg Mazur. “It allows us to provide the most effective and innovative solutions for our clients. Attendance at industry conferences like RE+ and Intersolar North America are also critical to keep us current.”

“I’m frequently asked what education and training are relevant for a career in renewable energy,” continues Mazur. “Degrees in fields like environmental science, engineering (electrical, mechanical, or chemical), sustainable energy, or renewable energy technology are all valuable.

We want our people to have a combination of technical, analytical and problem-solving skills. Experience in data analysis and project management as well as a knowledge of renewable energy policies are also important. So are industry certifications. Organizations like the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) and the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) demonstrate expertise in specific renewable energy fields.”

Learning on the job

While training and certification are essential to success, some of the most valuable knowledge is acquired on the actual job site. “There’s simply no better education than what we learn in the field every day, as we face new challenges and unexpected developments we need to navigate. The ability to problem solve in real time is an essential skill,” adds Mazur. “No matter how detail oriented and prepared we are, we can always count on the unexpected.”

Blymyer prides itself on a strong team that’s adaptable and open to new and better ways to get the job done. In an industry that’s still in its early stages, everyone is still learning.