Graduates from our Energy Systems Engineering Technician and Technology (ESET) programs work in exciting new careers as Renewable Energy System Designers and Clean Energy System Project Managers and Installers. In addition, our graduates have expertise in building energy management and building energy systems, where they find rewarding employment as Energy Managers and Energy Auditors.
Our many successful graduates illustrate how every year, businesses, governments and consumers are becoming more concerned with the financial and environmental costs of energy usage. Our ESET graduates are filling the growing needs of this marketplace for capable people with the knowledge and skills to design and implement renewable energy systems as well as to audit energy use in commercial and residential buildings and make recommendations to reduce energy demand and cost.
Here is a sampling of the many job titles our ESET graduates have:
- Green Building Project Associate - Halsall Associates
- Solar Installation Manager - Powersave
- Assistant Energy Manager - 3M Canada
- Solar Division Manager - Greenside Electric
- Energy Consultant - Lateral Energy Solutions
- Energy Systems Engineering Technologist - Quantum Energy
- Energy Management Associate - Utilities Kingston
- Building Automation Service Technician - Siemens Building Technologies
- Founder and Co-owner, KES Energy Management
Our St. Lawrence College facilities include some of Canada’s most complete laboratories for students to learn how to size, design, and install solar photovoltaic, solar thermal and other sustainable energy systems, for both grid connected and off-grid applications. St. Lawrence College also has a 250kW grid connected rooftop solar array where we walk the talk on the value of renewable energy systems.
In addition to our regular program coursework, over the past few years, we have been able to leverage a variety of programs to provide work experience for students in Texas, Jamaica, and within our own College Sustainable Energy Applied Research Centre (SEARC). Many students have also gone on to Bachelor’s degree programs at a variety of Universities in Canada and abroad.
(To further research job categories in the ESET sector, search LinkedIn and use keywords, “renewable energy” and, “building energy auditing, efficiency”)
Please contact us with any questions or for a tour anytime. We would be proud to show you our Energy Systems training facilities. Check out our FAQ page for more information on the program!
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Specialized laboratory facilities at the College are available for training in building automation systems, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment, and grid connected solar electric systems.
The College’s Sustainable Energy Applied Research Centre (SEARC) is a group of energy industry and faculty researchers. Closely linked to the Energy Systems Program, SEARC’s mission is to provide applied research services to small and medium-sized enterprises in the renewable energy industry within the Eastern Ontario region. SEARC provides select Energy Systems students with unique opportunities for part-time employment working on real world problems.
RESCo Energy Benefits from St. Lawrence College Grads
"As one of Canada’s largest Solar EPC’s, our design team is highly regarded for its ability to integrate solar into building energy systems. This expertise relies heavily on the graduates of St. Lawrence College and their unique ability to design at the application level. As both an engineering company and a licenced electrical contractor, we bring great value to the industry by designing for installation, and solving clients' aspirational challenges by bringing together the areas of theory and practicality. The St. Lawrence College grads seem particularly wired to accomplish just that.”
YouTube Spotlight - Footprint - Sustainability @ SLC
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View our 5 minute profile on the St Lawrence College 'Footprint' program, helping support the college and community's sustainability goals.
Story by Kingston's news magazine program K-Town Source on TVCOGECO.
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