Logo: The Northwest Water and Energy Education Institute at Lane Community College
Logo: The Northwest Water and Energy Education Institute at Lane Community College

Education & Training for Energy & Water Professionals

Education & Training for Energy & Water Professionals

Independent Learner Energy Education Design (iLEED)

Introduction to iLEED

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Lane Community College (LCC) has been awarded a grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to the expand the Energy Management technician program to provide an online degree, hands-on skills with “real world” field projects and cultivate employment opportunities with regional employers.

The objectives of the expanded energy management technician program are not just limited to generating course content for online classes. The program is piloting a methodology for students to be able to accomplish technical hands-on activities remotely. These activities are guided by industry experts who can facilitate access to tools, mechanical equipment and/or tactile experiences. Additionally, they provide an invaluable direct student-to-industry connection that cultivates immersion into the energy industry along with potential employment opportunities.

The development of a robust online program enables energy efficiency education to be available to a wider geographic population.  The aim of the program is to produce highly-qualified energy management technicians for the region’s residential and commercial building sector and provide access to high-wage, high-skill jobs to students in rural areas or students who are not able to attend “traditional” classes at LCC’s homebase in Eugene, Oregon.

What is iLEED?

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The Independent Learner Energy Education Design (iLEED) project introduces a new method of career technical educational content delivery to the industry which enables energy efficiency education to be distributed to a wider geographic area.

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Fieldwork Mentor

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Our goal is to have students get hands on, high quality experiences equal to, or better than, they would receive in a college laboratory environment — and you can make it happen!

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Grant Contact List

General Grant Questions & Inquires

Roger Ebbage | Director of Energy & Water Programs / Grant Principal Investigator (PI)

541-463-6160 |

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AEE logo: Approved Education Provider

Logo: Association of Energy Engineers Certified Energy Management

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE IN ENERGY MANAGEMENT MEETS THE TRAINING PRE-REQUISITE FOR CEM CERTIFICATION

National Council State Authorization (SARA) Approved Institution

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FUNDING FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY IS
PROVIDED IN PART BY THE
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

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Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.