Training & Evaluation
In addition to its solar and building R&D activities, INES has set up a Solar and Building Training Division.
Its aims are to provide a wide range of initial and continuing training courses, to work with public bodies and companies to produce reference documents for all members of the sector, and to train enough teachers to meet the rapidly increasing demand from the sector. The department, which will be run by the University of Savoie, will also include an information center that will be open to the general public, academics and industry.
Until this new department becomes fully operational, INES Education will continue carrying out its further training activities, and the University of Savoie will continue providing initial training courses.
The university currently has 300 students studying for bachelor’s or master’s degrees in climate engineering, civil engineering or renewable energies in buildings.
Full-time engineering courses and sandwich courses (two at Master’s level and four vocational Bachelor’s degrees) in the field of solar energy and building.
Three new courses in 2011:
• Master’s degree in renewable energies and intelligent systems.
• Two-year university diploma in civil engineering, specializing in “Solar Energy and Buildings”.
• Vocational Bachelor’s degree in Solar Energy and Buildings.
Eighteen 2- to 5-day courses, from elementary to advanced.
Target: project managers, architects, engineers, technicians, entrepreneurs, etc.
• Building energy performance
• Solar thermal energy
• Solar photovoltaic energy
And made-to-measure training courses.
Courses to train teachers working in schools (60 per year), University Institutes of Technology, apprentice training centers and other establishments.