Under the SME Initiative Energy Transition and Climate Protection the CCI organization offers a qualification programme for apprentices. The apprentices are encouraged to work as energy scouts at their training companies to detect and document energy saving opportunities and to suggest improvements.
In addition to the advantages of optimizing energy consumption in the companies where apprentices are trained, this qualification programme increases the attractiveness of a company in times where candidates for apprenticeships are rare.
The CCIs offer the participating companies several workshop modules. All occupations requiring apprenticeship are welcome, no expert knowledge is required.
The first module "Introduction to Energy Efficiency" provides a basic understanding of the subject of energy from production to consumption as well as knowledge about energy efficiency. The following modules deal with communication, project work and how to work with measuring instruments. From 2017 two additional modules on corporate mobility management and resource efficiency came in to complement the range of content of this qualification programme.
An essential part of the training programme is a practical energy efficiency project designed and implemented by the apprentices together with their trainers or an energy manager in the company.
The qualification project was developed in collaboration with the Association of Climate Protection Companies (Verein Klimaschutz-Unternehmen e. V.).