Energy – Specialist High Skills Major


Yorkdale is proud to offer a Specialist High Skills Major in the field of Energy. Click here for further information.


Students enrolled in the Energy Specialist High Skills Major program will be involved in today’s rapid and exciting changes in technology and will have the opportunity to examine some of the most pressing issues facing modern societies while having good prospects for a varied career in an emerging sector.  An abundance of opportunities are available in the sector as an environmental career revolution is poised to change the face of employment in the 21st century.

This program focuses on the development of foundational knowledge and the application of skills specific to the energy sector.  The energy sector is expansive and includes a wide range of areas.  This program is designed to allow students to explore various areas within the energy field.  There are three areas of focus that have been identified (Power Generation and Distribution, Renewable  and Alternative Energy, and Energy Efficiency)

This program will provide opportunities for students to become problem solvers who are self-sufficient, entrepreneurial and technologically literate.  Students will develop the analytical skills they need to think critically about the multiple viewpoints surrounding the complicated challenges related to energy that are now a part of our reality.

The program enables students to develop the knowledge and skills they need to be environmentally active and responsible citizens and to apply their knowledge and skills to effect long-term change.

Through experiential learning opportunities students will learn safe and healthy working practices as they apply the knowledge and skills at a workplace in the community.


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