CLEANTECH is one of the fastest growing, innovative sectors of the economy worth an estimated $1 trillion globally and in Canada it employs over 55,000 people across 800 companies – which means it employs more people than the forestry, pharmaceutical and medical device sectors, and has more companies than automotive and aerospace.
And yet many young people are not aware of the tremendous career opportunities in cleantech.
Cleantech Academy hopes to change that.
This summer WEtech Alliance invited thirty high school students from across Windsor-Essex to participate in the ground-breaking Cleantech Academy – a weeklong program that introduces young people to local companies and organizations who operate in the clean tech sector or implement clean technology.
With generous support from the Government of Ontario through the Ontario 150 program – Cleantech Academy provides these students with a life changing experience and a road map to exciting careers in cleantech – a growing sector led by innovative businesses in Windsor-Essex.
We are delighted to share this short video that provides a glimpse of this small but powerful initiative.
We invite you to share it on Facebook and Twitter, and share it with companies and organizations who you think may be interested in partnering on the next edition of Cleantech Academy.
Broadly defined – cleantech companies succeed and generate profit by creating products and services that make the world cleaner. Examples of challenges cleantech companies tackle include:
generating, transmitting and storing energy more efficiently
water purification and wastewater management
building eco-friendly vehicles
engineering stronger and more efficient products
Joyce Entrepreneurship Centre
University of Windsor
2455 Wyandotte Street West – 2nd Floor
Windsor, ON N9B 0C1
Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Canada
Automotive Research and Development Centre (ARDC)
3939 Rhodes Drive
Windsor, ON N8W 5B5
3840 Rhodes Drive
Windsor, ON N9A 6N7
Centre for Engineering and Innovation (CEI)
University of Windsor
2285 Wyandotte Street West @ California Ave
Windsor, ON N9B 1K3
CS Wind Canada
9355 Anchor Drive
Windsor, ON N8N 5A8
Boat Tour Detroit River
Launch: 1 Festival Plaza
Windsor River Cruises
Windsor, ON N9A 7H7
Freshwater Ecology Restoration Laboratory (FREC)
Intersection Front Road (HWY 18) & Laurier