Electrical Business


EBMag props solar PV training at NETCO Saskatoon conference

August 6, 2010 | By Anthony Capkun

mt_ignoreEBMag is pleased to sponsor the “PV Installer Initiative Presentation” at the 3rd annual Canadian Conference of Training Directors in Saskatoon, Sask., August 22. Sponsored by NETCO (National Electrical Trade Council), the event precedes the IBEW All Canada Progress Meeting.

This unique professional development and networking opportunity is
targeted to IBEW training directors/coordinators, and others responsible
for administering electrical apprenticeship and journeyperson skills
training as part of their job function. It is a Canadian forum for
peer-to-peer interaction and sharing of ideas.

Following on the success of the first two conferences the third meeting
will direct itself more specifically to important current issues,
particularly NETCO’s National Solar Photovoltaic Initiative. The issue
of developing sustainable energy alternatives is driving a new green
industry, which will require standards to be established and training to
be developed—ultimately with appropriate accreditation/certification.
NETCO is in a position to foster these training requirements, and this
forum is ideal for sharing training expertise in this area with the goal
of establishing a common training curriculum.

“EBMag couldn’t be more pleased to sponsor the ‘PV Installer Initiative
Presentation’,” said Anthony Capkun, editor of Electrical Business. “We
firmly believe that only certified electrical professionals should be
the ones to carry out solar photovoltaic work.”


The National Electrical Trade Council (NETCO) is a joint
labour-management partnership of the IBEW First District-Canada and the
Canadian Electrical Contractors Association (CECA). It provides
leadership through national coordination on workforce skills development
and public policy issues of importance to the electrical industry in



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