AEE Travel Fund for LEDET alumni to attend WEC in the USA

Kemmone Mochai, learner of the Limpopo Economic Development Environment and Tourism Department’s (LEDET) Energy Skills Internship Programme,received Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)Travel Fund to attend the World Energy Engineering Convention in Washington DC, during September 2019.Kemmone joined the LEDET Energy Skills Internship Programmein 2017, managed by the Energy Training Foundation,and embarked on a journey that changed his lifewiththe energy industry gaininghis much needed scares skills. Kemmone graduated from Tshwane University of Technology with a Diploma in Mechanical Engineeringafter which he joined the LEDET programmewhere he was trained in the basics of energy management and energy auditing, went through practical training and a year’s work experience under leadership ofmentors Certified with the AEE. After the advanced training towards the internationally accredited Certified Energy Manager (CEM),as well as examination preparation, Kemmone managed to pass the tough examination within the required 4 hours completing 130 questions and attained the passmark of over 70%.Kemmone has been Certified as an Energy Manager In-Training (EMIT) by the AEE, whilst he is still working on gaining sufficient experience to become fully certified as a CEMas his current place of employment in the position of Junior Facilities Manager with Redefine Properties.Twenty Limpopo born youths were on-boarded onto the LEDET Energy Skills Internship Programmefor a year and were all placed at AEE Certified professionals in industry whom served as mentors. Kemmone was placed with BBEnergy where he was exposed to several mines, working underground to maintain and replace equipment to more effective equipment finding innovating ways to assist with efficiency. Thereafter Kemmone joined Bidvest Facilities Managementwhere he was part of a team that identified significant energy savings for buildings managed by Bidvest, completed 12 energy efficiency projects including working with ISO5001, ISO45001, ISO14001, ISO9001andISO8995-1