Mark Mrohs Consulting

Training professionals since 1983

Achievements

  • Created the first 3D/VR training simulator for solar electrical trades
  • Achieved National Accreditation for the SunPower Training Program [40 hours of technical instruction]
  • Personally created over 200 self-paced interactive online courses
  • Program Manager/Lead Instructor for 3-year World Bank funded national training program in India
  • Inaugural member of Exam Review Committee for national solar training organization [wrote the original exam for Solar Installer Professional Certification Exam]
  • Inaugural instructor of solar electricity curriculum at Moorpark College [NABCEP Entry Level Certification]
  • M.Sc. in Educational Psychology and Instructional Technology, UCLA
  • B.Sc. in Physics, Harvey Mudd College

Awards

  • Institute of Sustainable Power Mark C. Fitzgerald Memorial Award (for individual achievement in promoting quality renewable energy training)
  • Interstate Renewable Energy Council Special Recognition Award (for distinction in training)
  • SunPower Corp. Excellence in Training Award

Experience

  • Created content for 3D/VR online training in solar photovoltaics and residential electrical troubleshooting; personally created over 100 video lessons; designed electrical schematics; wrote 'procedure guides', the actions to take in the 3D/VR world (over 1000 steps) that allowed the creation by code developers of the learning spaces
  • Created and managed training departments; staffed and managed teams of technical trainers, LMS Administrators, and Courseware Developers, both domestic and in overseas support organizations (Philippines, India, Mexico); responsible for budget, revenue, promotion and accreditation
  • Created online universities; acted as Instructional Designer and Courseware Developer for lesson content; selected and contracted multiple Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Rapid Instructional Development Tools (Camtasia, Captivate, Brainshark, Adobe Presenter, Articulate Presenter)
  • Co-developed curriculum materials with NJATC for NECA/IBEW journeyman training program
  • Conducted training programs in 23 countries, audiences up to 200; designed and instructed multi-day hands-on technical training courses
  • Experienced in variety of work groups and tasks including: research engineering; production engineering; training programs design, delivery and management; technical support and field service; field sales support

Publications

  • “Solar Orientation Impacts in Production Home Communities”, ASES August 2005
  • "Learning from the Past, Training for the Future", Renewable Energy World, May 1999.
  • “Global Training Accreditation and Certification: Objective Standards of Professional Quality for PV Systems Design, Installation, and Maintenance”, 2nd World Renewable Energy Conference, July 1998.
  • “Training Accreditation and Certification: A critical infrastructure component”, Proceedings of the 14th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, H.S. Stephens & Associates (1997).
  • “The Time For Certification of Training Has Come”, Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Magazine, March 1997.

Patents

  • Power and/or energy monitor, method of using, and display device. 7183669
  • Method and apparatus for monitoring energy consumption of a customer structure. 8350417
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