Schneider Electric and Clipsal launch EcoXpert training program for the Australian market

Friday, 26 October, 2012

Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, has announced the launch of its global training and certification program, EcoXpert, into the Australian market. The program has been developed to aid electrical contractors diversify and grow their business.

EcoXpert is designed to give medium sized electrical contractors the necessary skills to become certified energy experts so they can develop new services and meet the changing energy needs of their customer base. The program helps contractors advise, sell and install a broad range of pre-engineered energy solutions across small to medium-sized commercial, industrial buildings and high-end residential applications.

EcoXpert training is tailored specifically to the contractors’ needs and individual training requirements. There are many opportunities for contractors to be mentored in a variety of areas, depending on business and customer needs.

The EcoXpert Program is structured into three levels of certification:

  • Level One: EcoXpert Specialist - A training path where contractors train in specialist sectors that meet their individual requirements and skill set. Specialities can include expertise in electric vehicle charging stations, solar equipment for renewable energy, lighting management and home energy-efficiency improvement.
  • Level Two: EcoXpert Energy Adviser - A range of training which takes electrical contractors on the necessary steps to become certified EcoXpert Energy Advisers. Electrical contractors that want to take a holistic approach to energy-efficiency solutions can join the EcoXpert program at this level.
  • Level Three: EcoXpert Advanced - This level is the building block to train electrical contractors in the automation and control aspect of energy management and efficiency. Certified Advanced EcoXperts are able to offer a service that goes above and beyond for the energy-efficient future.

The EcoXpert program trains contractors using a variety of techniques including e-learning, classroom-based training and one-on-one sessions. Once trained, licensed contractor companies will receive an EcoXpert certification for their business and will be responsible for passing on the relevant skills to additional employees across the company. Certified contractors are able to access the dedicated EcoXpert web portal, which gives them direct access to gain advice and guidance from Schneider Electric in a collaborative environment.

“With ongoing pressures from the government and external organisations required to be more energy efficient, EcoXpert is being introduced at a critical time in the Australian market. The specialised training program demonstrates Schneider Electric’s ongoing commitment to a more sustainable future by providing contractors with the tools and expertise to meet growing market demands. Our vision is to see EcoXperts across all areas of Australia,” said David Gardner, Vice President of Power, Schneider Electric.

“Ultimately, customers increasingly require a qualified and reliable service and Schneider Electric’s aim is to ensure that EcoXpert qualified contractors are the first point of call. The solutions offered via EcoXpert will enable contractors to help their customers and offer services and solutions that reduce energy use and save money.”

EcoXpert will help position contractors as energy experts, with the ability to provide a full suite of Schneider Electric energy management solutions to their customers.

To find out more about how to sign up to become an EcoXpert, call 1300 369 233 and ask to speak with an EcoXpert champion in your state.

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