ANSI and IREC to pursue joint accreditation program.
Press Release Summary:
August 23, 2011 - ANSI has announced a partnership with the Interstate Renewable Energy Council designed to help bolster American workforce readiness for the growing number of clean energy jobs of the future. Under memorandum of understanding, ANSI and IREC will pursue an independent, joint accreditation program for credit or non-credit energy efficiency and renewable energy-related certificate programs offered in formal educational institutions and other legal entities.
Original Press Release
ANSI and IREC to Pursue Joint Accreditation Program to Bolster Workforce Readiness for Clean Energy Economy
Press release date: August 18, 2011
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance U.S. global competitiveness and the American quality of life by promoting, facilitating, and safeguarding the integrity of the voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system. Its membership is comprised of businesses, professional societies and trade associations, standards developers, government agencies, and consumer and labor organizations. The Institute represents the diverse interests of more than 125,000 companies and organizations and 3.5 million professionals worldwide. The Institute is the official U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), and is a U.S. representative to the International Accreditation Forum (IAF). About IREC
IREC has worked aggressively to break down barriers to renewable energy use since 1982. Throughout its history, the organization has been instrumental in rulemaking for connecting distributed power to the utility grid, quality assessment, workforce development, consumer protection and stakeholder coordination. Since 2005, IREC has been the North American Licensee for the ISPQ International Training Standard. Today, there are over 115 credentials awarded to training programs and instructors. For more information, visit www.irecusa.org. CONTACT: Pat Fox, +1-518-621-7379, firstname.lastname@example.org; Elizabeth Neiman, +1-212-642-4911, email@example.com Web Site: http://www.ansi.org/