Learn to master a proven framework for building and sustaining your energy services business, recruiting and retaining your workforce, and capitalizing on Vermonter’s growing interest in renewable energy and energy-efficiency oriented solutions that address the global challenge of climate change.
Tools of the Trade is a business training program designed to support the needs of builders and contractors in the energy efficiency and renewable energy business. This includes home performance and weatherization contractors, renewable energy and energy-efficiency oriented builders, electricians, and energy audit businesses. This 18-month business coaching program is designed to improve your executive business skills and enhance core operations.
The Tools of the Trade program will be delivered through a mix of online and in-person sessions depending on what will best suit your business needs.
Tools of the Trade – Business Fundamentals for Energy Pros includes three distinct training elements:
Application Open: November 13 – December 22, 2023
Notification of Businesses Selected to Participate: January 8, 2024
Program Start Date: late January, 2024
Program End Date: early June, 2025
Participation Cost: $1,000; this program and its delivery is valued at $9,500 per company.
For questions about the program contact: Ellen Kahler, email@example.com, 802-828-5320
Business Coach: You will be paired with an experienced business coach to work with throughout the program. The coach will meet with you virtually or in-person.