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16 May 2018

Regional Renewable Energy Business Forum

Knowledge is Power! – Education, Training and Positive Community Engagement

Canberra Institute of Technology – Bruce Campus

High Risk Training Facility, P Block, 35 Vowels Crescent

2.00 – 6.00 pm, Wednesday, 16 May 2018


1.30 pm:  Forum Registration

2.00 pm:  Official Welcome:

Leanne Cover – Chief Executive Officer, CIT: Welcome to CIT

Liz Veitch – Executive Director, RDA ACT: Introduction to Event

Session 1:

Daniel Harding – A/Director, Energy Markets and Renewables, Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate: ACT Government renewable energy policy and program update

Professor Ken Baldwin – Director Energy Change Institute, Australian National University: Renewable Energy Course Update

Anita Wesney – Director, CIT Trade Skills and Vocational Learning and Lucy Marchant – Director, CIT Pathways, Project Manager, CIT Renewable Skills Centre of Excellence Project: Introduction to CIT Renewables

Isik Caner – Manager Analytics and Policy Services, Skills Canberra: Growing demand for skills training to meet needs of the renewables sector

Stuart Butterworth – CIT Electrotechnology Teacher: Solar PV Skills Training

Ken Wilson – CIT High Risk School - Programs: Global Wind Organisation (GWO) Certified Training

Michael Doyle – Industry Liaison Officer, ACT Building and Construction Industry Training Fund Authority: Skills Training Course Funding

Forum Discussioncurrent and future skills training opportunities and challenges facilitated by CIT Renewables

3.20 pm:  Afternoon Tea (including high-risk demonstration)

Session 2:

Dr David Osmond – Senior Wind Engineer, The WindScape Institute, Windlab Systems: ANU Wind Masters Course

Dr John Lear – Principal and Partner, Kaje Cyber: ‘Cybersecuring your Plant’ Training

David Robinson – Director, Renewable Energy Education Projects: Cert III in Guiding (RE Focus)

Keynote: Jarra Hicks CEC Report Author: Enhancing Positive Social Outcomes from Wind Farm Development – Evaluating community engagement and benefit-sharing in Australia

Q&A Session – facilitated by Peter Gordon

5.00 – 6.00 pm:  Networking Drinks

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