The Eenovators Internship Programme
There has been and continues to be a perennial challenge in the Energy Management sector, with regards to the lack of capacity to adequately provide energy auditing and management services, to the designated facilities that require to conduct energy audits and to generally meet the energy management needs in the country. The census of qualified and licensed energy practitioners are insufficient to satisfactorily cover the market, and provide the requisite services required to cover the energy needs of industry.
It is therefore imperative that immediate steps are taken to Increase the critical mass of qualified and licensed auditors by giving providing an avenue for candidates to comprehensively undertake and implement the obligatory five energy audits set as a requirement to become a licensed auditor.
As such Eenovators has put in place an energy management internship programme to serve this need and to provide the crucial experience required to meet this commitment. This programme also serves to bridge the gap between the university engineering curriculum and on the ground industry expectations for energy engineers with inadequate opportunities available or students to practice.
This structured internship programme for the energy engineering discipline that addresses the needs of graduates from technical institutions, university engineering programmes, and unlicensed engineers, serves to provide the much needed hands on practical experience that is not only beneficial for the candidates and ultimately the energy sector at large, but also to increase the skills available in the market with an aim of having highly skilled resources available for industry. The programme also serves as a knowledge transfer vehicle for which continuity and sustainability of high level practice within industry will be achieved.