Enercept University 2022: Take Your Building Skills to the Next Level!

Posted by Roberta Bartel on January 11, 2022

Who's ready for spring?  Many of us are ready to get back out to doing what we love, building homes and earning our income.  Let Enercept kick start you 2022 building season with some fun hands-on training in Watertown, SD. 

Held in our corporate offices and manufacturing facility in Watertown, South Dakota, Enercept University is a two-day workshop focusing on all things SIPs, from seeing how the foam is made to assembling panels for a small cabin.

100_2590Since its inception in 2007, we have had over 150 individuals participate in Enercept University.

Greg Soelter of GBS Builders in Kansas has attended the program twice and found it valuable. He gained insights and learned installation tricks, plus enjoyed the interaction between the builders and learning things they’d discovered while installing panels.

“I think if you’re going to be putting SIPs panels up, it’d be very beneficial to attend the class to understanding of how they go together,” Soelter says.

Instructor Jon Golz points out that having a factory-trained specialist at your location increases the credibility of your business. It also serves to connect the dots as far as the process goes, and that’s valuable as well.  

“Get the what, why and how of Enercept SIPs with classroom and hands-on training,” Golz says. “Tours of our drafting, production and sales facilities will help all in attendance understand the entire purchasing process more fully.”

Participants are able to network and build relationships with members of the Enercept Team as well as with other in the SIP-building industry.

Class participants will build a small cabin under the direction of Enercept Pros Joe Pasma P.E. and Chuck Lenards. Enercept University

"After 11+ years of on-site assistance and a total of 20-plus years of employment at Enercept, I have learned the value of SIP construction and what is provides to the end consumer," Lenards says. "I look forward to doing Enercept University again and sharing my knowledge."

The fee for the course is $250. Upon completion you will receive documentation that you have completed Enercept University and are a "Factory Trained Installation Specialist." Also included  with the course curriculum (compiled and presented by veterans in the SIPs industry) are a two-night hotel stay with continental breakfast; three meals plus snacks, an Enercept University t-shirt and group photo.

Class size is limited to 30 participants, and registration is on a first come, first served basis.  The 2022 in-person session was held March 23 & 24.

Prerequisite to attending the workshop is to have read both the Enercept Construction Guide and Electrical Guide. Copies of each can be downloaded HERE.

Enercept will provide all supplies, tools, and equipment necessary to complete the course.

To register, please call Roberta Bartel at 605.882.2222 or click on the registration button below. 


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