Iowa Association for Energy Efficiency

Emerging Professionals Workshop

Calling all Emerging Professionals!

Join your colleagues and classmates for a workshop focused on supporting emerging professionals who are interested in careers in energy efficiency or related fields. This workshop is open to all industry professionals – whether you are new to the business, new to Iowa or have experience you’re just dying to share – this year’s Emerging Professionals Workshop will have something for you. See how a focus on efficiency can grow your business or future career opportunities. Meet new folks and network with familiar faces. Presentations will be led by local professionals and your friends at IAEE. 

Keynote: Introduction & The Iowa Energy Career Pathway
Presenter: Joe Collins, Iowa Department of Education

What are the opportunities in the energy field?
How to stand out from the crowd
What is the landscape?

Workshop 1: The Path to becoming an Energy Professional

Join a panel of Iowa Energy Professionals to learn how they built their careers in energy and how you can too. 
-Energy Efficiency Contractor – Brittin Wood, Anura Energy
-Energy Services - Software – John Von Harz, Resource Refinery
-Facilities Operations and Management – Jeremy Caron, City of Des Moines
-Vendor/Manufacturer – Mike Schaefer, Mistubishi Electric Trane HVAC US LLC
-Design Engineer – Kristen Spina, IMEG Corp.
-State Government – Amber Buckingham, Iowa Economic Development Authority

Workshop 2: Find Your Path: Advice, Skills, and Opportunities

How to Sell Yourself: Career search advice, applications, interviews & networking skills
Interactive skills self-assessment

-Future Ready Iowa Assessment (based on Holland interest codes)

Mini Career Fair with Energy Summit Vendors
-Resume reviews & advice
-Mock Interviews
-Meet the Vendors

When:  Tuesday, November 9th, 12:30 – 4:15 PM
The Meadows Events & Conference Center: 1 Prairie Meadows Dr, Altoona, IA
Fee:  $25

Lunch is available for purchase at the facility café. Refreshments and snacks will be provided during the networking break between workshops.

   Attendance to the Iowa Energy Summit on
Wednesday, November 10th is a separate registration.


Workshop is generously sponsored by Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities (IAMU). 


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