The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is currently sponsoring a project to develop (1) job task analyses (JTAs), which identify and catalog all of the activities a worker performs in a given job; and (2) the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs), which define the minimum requirements necessary for a person to adequately perform those tasks, for the following six commercial building job categories:
Operating engineer/building technician
Building energy auditor
The project goal is to create “national guidelines” which will define a common body of knowledge that any training organization will be able to draw from when developing curriculum, helping to bring the core competencies imparted by training organizations to their trainees into common alignment. This body of knowledge will also be used by the General Services Administration and the Department of Energy to help meet the requirements of the Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act of 2010.
To facilitate development of the JTAs/KSAs, Professional Testing, Inc. is seeking current industry practitioners who are interested in helping to define, promote energy efficiency in, and support their field of practice by participating in these JTA/KSA development workshops. Interested individuals are invited to submit their credentials here. Please note that each JTA/KSA workshop will take place in Denver, Colorado and is anticipated to last 3 full days (not including travel). Reimbursement for travel costs up to a fixed amount and a travel per diem will be awarded to individuals selected for participation. Additional project details, including how practitioners will be selected and where to direct project-related questions, can be found using the above link.
NREL and Professional Testing, Inc. are excited to present this unique opportunity for individuals to have their voices heard in this important discussion. Thank you for your time.
The NREL Commercial Workforce Development Team