Both a demand-side survey (distributed to all industry employers and contractors) and a supply-side survey (targeted at all colleges, institutes and universities which have training programmes related to the electricity /renewable sector) are currently being conducted.
An online version is now live and available for employers and educators to complete, which is recommended. This option will allow for confidentiality and also allow respondents to input information electronically, meaning that calculations will be done automatically as you progress through the questionnaire.
To complete the survey online you will require a unique Access Code.
To obtain your Access Code please contact Sheila Harper, Senior Analyst at Malatest directly at 1-877-665-6252 (extension 224) or firstname.lastname@example.org
The survey can also be completed via paper format, or over the phone with the support of Malatest’s research team. If you would prefer to complete the survey via a paper (hardcopy), you will be provided with the survey and a pre-paid return envelope.
Contributors /participants to the research who complete the survey will be provided with the Executive Summary free of charge, along with a two-page fact sheet for stakeholders. A significant discount will also be applied on the full report (once released) for participants and EHRC members. These details will be finalized in the coming weeks.
The aim of this study is to build an updated body of knowledge which will inform and improve the electricity industry’s capability in workforce planning, regulatory filing and organizational planning – particularly as it relates to identifying training, programming and curriculum requirements to mitigate business risk related to human resource management.
The study will provide both real-time current information and long-term (up to five years) estimates/assessment of labour demand and supply specifically for the electricity and renewable energy industry. This study forms part of EHRC’s ongoing LMI research that has provided insight into the sector since 2004.
Critical information gathered through this study on the labour market and current and future human resources needs will assist decision-makers within industry, government and education in identifying and planning for these needs accurately and effectively. In particular, information gathered through this study will be used to:
Stakeholders from industry, education, government, labour and licensing bodies will provide input into this project through a National Advisory Committee, including:
In tandem EHRC is working with stakeholders in Alberta to examine the impact of a rapidly changing landscape, including the increased focus on renewables and the impact this will have on employment in the sector. They include: