Energy is central to almost everything in the universe. The entire economy as well as our daily life depends heavily on energy systems. However, there are some pressing issues that the modern world is facing today. There is an increased need to design, develop and make use of such energy systems that regulate the entire process beginning from energy generation, transmission, distribution and consumption while helping in its conservation.
Considering this, the utility sector in Canada and the rest of the world is undergoing a radical shift and is constantly developing more efficient energy systems that make use of renewable sources. Both individuals and businesses are going green and are actively adopting green energy generation initiatives, to feed their electricity, heat and air-conditioning to homes and offices respectively.
Need for Energy Engineering Technicians
Already there are many new products in the market that make use of biomass, gas turbines, fuel cells, and solar and wind energy to generate electricity. However, constant innovation in this field is resulting in the development and implementation of more sophisticated and advanced energy systems that are more suitable for urban environment.
The shift in utility sector, society’s changing views on energy and innovation in technology has resulted in a demand for energy systems engineering technicians who have specialized knowledge in energy systems along with a breadth of knowledge across the mechanical, electronic, electrical and automation engineering fields. Another factor that has contributed to increased demand for energy systems technicians is the widening skilled-labour shortage. As baby boomers generation plans to retire itself, a large number of positions will be left vacant by engineering technicians and tradespersons who have gained expertise in energy systems by working several years in the industry.
Therefore, there is an immediate need to meet industry demand for young technicians who already have specialized knowledge in this discipline. If you’re interested in a building career in this field, you may consider a post-secondary program in energy systems engineering. It offers you a unique blend of technical, managerial and entrepreneurial skills that are highly sought after in the modern world. The program also covers the fundamental skills to understand energy and its use in modern society. You also learn how to integrate and use modern sustainable energy technologies to ensure maximum efficiency.
Choosing the Right Program
Numerous Canadian colleges offer post-secondary energy systems engineering programs. However, not all help you meet your specific career goals. A program is worth considering, if it
Is CTAB (The Canadian Technology Accreditation Board) accreditedOffers opportunities to work on state-of-the-art energy systemsOffers hands-on lab experienceIncludes research and development projectsProvides project management skillsIncorporates computer-aided draftingTeaches ethics in technology and the environmentProvides you with the eligibility to apply for more advanced courses
Centennial College’s program in energy systems engineering technician meets all the above mentioned criteria. The program offers a right balance of theory and practical, and prepares you for careers with power plans, energy systems manufacturing firms, energy distribution companies, construction companies and residential, commercial and industrial units.
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