Sustainability and clean energy conversations are now at the forefront of the construction and transportation industries in Canada. The demand for green processes and clean energy has never been higher, as this will pave the way for a net zero economy for the future.

In partnership with the Business + Higher Education Roundtable (BHER), Fanshawe Corporate Training Solutions (CTS) is excited to announce an upcoming series of Green Tech Summits. These summits will focus on generating Workplace Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunities for Canadian students in green technology.

BHER and CTS have jointly proposed the creation of seven WIL program streams. The streams will focus on two topics: batteries for electric vehicles and high-efficiency windows that insulate against temperature, humidity and noise. The Summits outlined below will complement a series of micro-placements to round out the proposed WIL program streams.

View additional information about BHER’s WIL initiatives

What to Expect

Students attending Summits can expect:

  • Insights into participating organizations, including how they are contributing to green tech and clean energy

  • Knowledge of the different topic areas within clean technology and opportunities they may want to pursue academically or professionally

  • An understanding of upcoming employment opportunities in green technology

  • Employability training from Devant, an NGO dedicated to empowering students and newcomers in the Canadian job market

  • Networking opportunities with industry professionals

  • A swag bag and opportunities to provide feedback via surveys

  • Free attendance and complimentary lunch

Participating organizations can expect:

  • Marketing and engagement opportunities with industry stakeholders

  • Connections with the next generations of employees and customers/consumers

  • A strengthened relationship with Fanshawe College and the Ontario post-secondary ecosystem

  • Discounted training opportunities through CTS

  • Free participation, a draw for cash prizes, and complimentary breakfast and lunch for 2 people

Your Potential Now

The Summits

Three one-day summits will take place in the Spring of 2024, Fall of 2024 and Spring of 2025 respectively. They will bring together local students and employers to explore green technology and renewable energy solutions in the construction and transportation industries. They will also discuss what the future of employment looks like in green technology.

The Summits will include trade shows, presentations from industry experts, student workshops, keynote speakers and more! 


Summit 1 - The Future of Electric Vehicles and the Green Tech Industry: April, 2024


  • Saturday, April 6, 2024 
  • 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Hosted in C Gym (Fanshawe College Oxford Street Campus)

Participating Employers 


  • The Future of the Electric Vehicle Industry
  • Employability in Canada's Green Tech Sector

This event is open to all students and FREE to attend. Students studying in the School of Transportation, Technology and Apprenticeship are encouraged to consider attending. 

Students who complete two summit surveys (pre and post-attendance) will receive a $20 gift card of their choice to one of Amazon, Starbucks, Indigo, Cineplex, Tim Horton's, or iTunes. 

Snacks and pizza lunch provided! 

Registration is now open! Spaces are limited, reserve your spot today via the link below. 


Summit 2 - Exploring Clean Energy in the Construction Industry: coming Fall 2024

Summit 3 - Exploring Green Technology in the Automotive Industry: coming Spring 2025

Registration and Eligibility


Student registration for the summits is completely free and will open in mid-January via the CTS e-commerce portal.

Students must be enrolled in their first year of a registered diploma or degree program at an Ontario college or University. Students are also expected to provide their own transportation to the Summits.

Register now for Summit 1: The Future of Electric Vehicles and the Green Technology Industry


Employers interested in participating in one or more of the summits should contact  

Sponsorship Opportunities

Presenting Sponsor

  • One available
  • Includes:
    • Acknowledgement during Summit opening statements
    • Recognition throughout Summit activities
    • Acknowledgement on CTS web properties and social media channels leading up to and during Summit week
    • Opportunity to address participants during either opening or closing statements
    • Opportunity to present participants with branded swag item (to be approved by CTS)
  • Contribution: $5,000 CDN

These events are presented in partnership with BHER and the Government of Canada (Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry).