Clean Energy Professional Upskilling

Your next step in clean energy

NAIT alongside Palette Skills is proud to announce the Clean Energy Professional Upskilling Program. This 16-week program is designed to help students gain skills and knowledge in upstream hydrogen production and operations, carbon capture, sequestration and product lifecycle assessment and more to elevate your career in clean energy.

Learn more information about the program below and complete our form to apply to join the Clean Energy Professional Upskilling Program.

Tuiton: $250 enrolment fee

Apply today!

 

About the program

During the first few weeks of the program, you will be introduced to key concepts in clean fuels and the hydrogen economy. Additionally, you will explore real workplace scenarios, such as feasibility planning for carbon capture and conversion, operation and maintenance of carbon capture facilities and operation and maintenance of carbon utilization and sequestration facilities. In the last few weeks of the program, you will be placed in work-integrated learning assignments with industry partners. Through these placements, you will be able to demonstrate your knowledge to potential employers and apply your newly acquired skills in real workplace scenarios. This subsidized program will provide you with both technical skills and soft skills to help them achieve their next step in the clean energy sector.

Our next intake dates for students are:

  • September 2, 2024
  • November 4, 2024

The Clean Energy Professional Upskilling Program is available thanks to the support of Upskill Canada [powered by] Palette Skills and the Government of Canada.

Admission requirements

This program focuses on supporting mid-career workers with at least three years of work experience seeking new career opportunities in the energy and clean technologies sector.

Citizenship: 

  • Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Work permit with at least one year on the permit after starting this upskilling program.

Academic/Professional Requirements:

Successful completion of one of the following:

  • A post-secondary certificate (achieved inside Canada only)
  • Post-secondary diploma or degree
  • During enrolment, applicants must scan clear copies of their transcripts and certificate/diploma/degree.
    • Clear copies of their transcripts and certificate/diploma/degree (if documents are in a language other than English, they must be officially translated. View this list of certified translators in Canada), or an official WES or IQAS credential assessment showing successful completion of a Diploma or Degree.
  • At least 3 years of work experience.
  • Ability to stay connected to NAIT for at least six months post-program completion for the purpose of tracking job placements and student success metrics.

Application

Along with submitting your application through the above form, please submit the following documents to energyupskilling@nait.ca:

  1. Cover letter that outlines your understanding of the program and how the program will help you achieve the next steps in a career in the clean energy sectory.
  2. Resume that include both your work experience and educational background.
  3. Unofficial transcripts of all of your post-secondary experience.

Future Clean Fuels Courses

CLNF100: Alberta's Energy Industry

Gain valuable insights into Alberta's dynamic energy industry, encompassing oil sands, conventional oil, petrochemicals, natural gas, and electricity. Discover how emerging energy industry professionals address the challenges and leverage the opportunities presented by a global energy transition, within the evolving political and economic climate. With the knowledge gained in this course, you will be able to identify drivers in Alberta’s energy industry and discuss how they create challenges and opportunities in terms of energy transition and the global political and socio-economic environment. This course is 14 hours.

CLNF150: Introduction to Clean Fuels

Delve into the various types of clean fuels. Compare conventional fuels to alternative cleaner fuels considering their; lifecycle, pathways to production, carbon intensity, properties, and economics. Discuss the application and uses of clean fuels in different contexts. With the knowledge gained in this course, you will be able to identify different types of clean fuels, the variables that affect their carbon intensity, and determine their appropriateness for application in different contexts. Upon successful completion of the competency assessment, you will earn a certificate of completion. This course is 14 hours.

CLNF200: The Hydrogen Economy

Discover the Hydrogen Economy: an introduction to the hydrogen energy landscape. Explore the benefits and challenges of hydrogen energy, including production, storage, and utilization. Discover market opportunities, regulatory policies, and practical considerations for hydrogen storage and transportation. Gain the knowledge to identify and evaluate key factors crucial for building a hydrogen-based energy future. With the knowledge gained in this course, you will be able to identify and evaluate essential factors to consider when transitioning towards a hydrogen-based economy. Upon successful completion of the competency assessment, you will earn a NAIT Micro-credential and receive a Digital Badge you can share on social media and with your network. This course is 24 hours.

CLNF210: Hydrogen production and Storage

In the move towards a hydrogen economy, understanding the nuances of hydrogen production and storage is crucial. This course dives into the various technologies involved in hydrogen production such as steam methane reforming, auto-thermal reforming, and photoelectrolysis. Discover important aspects like quality control, maintenance practices, and equipment life-cycle plans. With the knowledge gained in this course, you will be able to perform a risk assessment to evaluate the design of a hydrogen production and storage facility. Upon successful completion of the competency assessment, you will earn a NAIT Microcredential and receive a Digital Badge you can share on social media and with your network. It is recommended that you complete CLNF200 before enrolling in this course. This course is 24 hours.

CLNF220: Hydrogen Transport

Hydrogen has unique properties that require careful handling and transportation. Discover the technologies and systems necessary for safe hydrogen handling and transportation. Delve into a range of topics including methods of transportation, best practices, transport regulations, processing, and compression. With the skills gained in this course, you will be able to create safety implementation plans for hydrogen transport. Upon successful completion of the competency assessment, you will earn a NAIT Micro-credential and receive a Digital Badge you can share on social media and with your network. It is recommended that you complete CLNFP200 and CLNFP210 before enrolling in this course. This course is 24 hours.

CLNF260: Feasibility Planning for Carbon Capture and Conversion

Carbon Capture and Conversion operations begin with feasibility planning. This course examines the necessary components that must be included in a feasibility plan. Topics include rationale and challenges, methods and technologies, industry regulations, and best practices for carbon capture and conversion. With the skills gained in this course, you will be able to evaluate technical feasibility studies, risk management activities, and cost estimates for carbon capture, use, and conversion projects. Upon successful completion of the competency assessment, you will earn a NAIT Micro-credential and receive a Digital Badge you can share on social media and with your network. It is recommended that you have an engineering background and/or field experience before enrolling in this course. This course is 24 hours.

CLNF265: Feasibility Planning for Carbon Sequestration and Utilization

Feasibility Planning for Carbon Sequestration and Utilization delves into the process of planning for carbon sequestration and utilization operations. Discover the essentials of a feasibility plan, encompassing areas like rationale, challenges, methods, technologies, and industry regulations. Delve into the best practices for carbon sequestration and utilization. With the skills gained in this course, you will be able to evaluate the strength of a carbon sequestration and utilization feasibility plan. Upon successful completion of the competency assessment, you will earn a NAIT Micro-credential and receive a Digital Badge you can share on social media and with your network. It is recommended that you have an engineering background and/or field experience before enrolling in this course. This course is 24 hours.

CLNF270: Operation and Maintenance of Carbon Capture Facilities

Delve into the intricacies of carbon capture facility operation and maintenance plans. With a focus on standard procedures and emerging methods, you'll encounter a wide spectrum of considerations including post-combustion CO2 capture, risk management, and project estimates. Tackle critical areas such as health, safety, environment, cost, and system performance.

With the knowledge gained in this course, Evaluate the strength of a carbon capture facility operation and maintenance plan. Upon successful completion of the competency assessment, you will earn a NAIT Micro-credential and receive a Digital Badge you can share on social media and with your network. It is recommended that you have an engineering background and/or process operator experience before enrolling in this course. This course is 24 hours.

CLNF275: Operation and Maintenance of Sequestration and Utilization Facilities

In the realm of carbon utilization and sequestration, operation and maintenance plans are of paramount importance. Discover standard procedures, from post-combustion CO2 capture to emerging maintenance strategies, to give you a comprehensive understanding of the subject matter. Delve into project estimates, risk management approaches, and significant health, safety, and environmental considerations. Through mastering these concepts, skills, and issues, you will be primed to evaluate a comprehensive operations and maintenance plan that addresses cost, system performance, and health, safety, and environmental factors. Upon successful completion of the competency assessment, you will earn a NAIT Micro-credential and receive a Digital Badge you can share on social media and with your network. It is recommended that you have an engineering background or process operator experience before enrolling in this course. This course is 24 hours.

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