NEW: Community Energy Mentor

The purpose of this course is to introduce and educate participants to the concepts of energy sustainability, the goals of energy technology assessment, and the promotion of sustainable energy technologies at community level.

The aim of the course is that participants will gain the knowledge and skills required to manage and assist in future Dingle SEC community awareness and information events and the proposed weekly Energy Clinic.

The course is directed at those who are interested in becoming more familiar with the subject areas of renewable energy and sustainability.

It should be of particular interest to the following groups: –

  • Voluntary sector individuals who wish to upskill and support community transition to a low carbon society.
  • Individuals who have an interest in pursuing careers in the area of energy sustainability and will progress to further education on completion of this course.

This course is provided by Kerry College – Monavalley Campus, in association with Dingle Sustainable Energy Community (SEC)

  • Understand the key concepts of energy sustainability.
  • Be introduced to and develop awareness of SEAI initiatives and processes.
  • Use community engagement techniques to communicate energy sustainability
  • Sharing information and providing access to resources to affect behaviour change
  • Ability to coordinate community events and workshops.
  • Understand tracking of environmental, social and financial metrics and use these to evaluate the effectiveness of engagements.
  • Develop critical thinking and evaluation skills
  • Understand mathematical concepts and data to provide insight into contexts arising from energy management.
  • Use mathematical analysis to provide financial estimates.
  • Understand basic construction types and insulation requirements

Instructor Led Training

SEAI Workshops

  • Must be 21 years of age, or older.
  • Good written and spoken English language skills.
  • Good numeracy skills.
  • Willingness to actively participate in group activities and to get involved in community events.
  • Irish language skills would be an advantage for working in Gaeltacht areas