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Weatherization work guidelines launched

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Getting up and going to work is hard enough every day. But add to your burden the need to remember every step of your job down the smallest detail—and the fact that if you want to change careers, your lack of credentials might mean starting from scratch. These are the challenges faced by many of the weatherization professionals working to make U.S. homes more energy efficient.

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Christiansburg energy and efficiency training center earns national accreditation

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

CHP Energy Solutions Research and Training Center in Christiansburg has been awarded national accreditation by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council to teach two more weatherization courses.

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Weatherization Training Center Renamed to Reflect Broader Scope

Friday, December 14, 2012

WILLIAMSPORT — The Weatherization Training Center at Pennsylvania College of Technology has officially changed its name to the National Sustainable Structures Center, a designation that reflects continuing opportunities to provide building-science and energy-conservation training to the commercial sector.

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HVCC house poses mysteries

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

It may look like any other new suburban home, but the tan, two-story Cape nestled among the trees off Morrison Avenue is a sort of energy-efficiency fun house.

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Eight-week course at ICC is aimed at helping people improve their homes and economy

Monday, June 11, 2012

While the down economy has taken its toll on all Americans, it has had a devastating effect on minorities, especially African-Americans.

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GLTS puts focus on green training

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

In the courtyard of the Greater Lawrence Technical School there is a small building being constructed that will serve as a green energy laboratory when finished.

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Women wanted: ACC programming aims to steer women into green energy jobs

Monday, April 23, 2012

A half dozen attentive young women scattered around the large conference room in Building 8 of Austin Community College’s Eastview Campus clearly illustrate the speaker’s point: few women are taking advantage of growth in the green energy sector.

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Staying green

Friday, April 20, 2012

Design students at Eastern View High School received a lesson Wednesday in using modern technology to create more eco-friendly buildings.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Green is the color of environmental friendliness. It symbolizes renewable energy, efficiency and global consciousness. But it’s also the color of cash. Try as we might, we will never be able to disassociate green from the root of all evil. A program on Syracuse’s North Side, however, is quietly proving that environmental awareness and fiscal savvy are not totally unrelated. The program is called Green Train, and it teaches students to be environmentally conscious and to make a buck while doing so.

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Weatherization workers could gain new mobility

Friday, April 13, 2012

Those who work in construction upgrading or retrofitting homes for increased energy efficiency, could soon be able to make use of new certification programs. This June, the Building Performance Institute (BPI) will kick off four new Home Energy Professional certifications for weatherization and home performance.

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Civic Duty: Nonprofit Provides Green Jobs Training

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

To find Roddy Gaither’s home improvement class, you drive past numerous strip malls and fast food joints into an industrial park in Northwest Baltimore that's a bit off the beaten path.

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MSU announces development of new online programs

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Montana State University has announced development of several new online programs as part of an initiative to expand the university's distance education offerings.

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BPI Introduces Four New Home Energy Professional Certifications

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Registration Now Open for Pilot Exams to be Offered in June 2012

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Gallatin College Programs to offer four new programs beginning this fall

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Four new programs will be offered this fall through Gallatin College Programs at Montana State University after the Montana Board of Regents approved the program proposals at a meeting earlier this month.

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New Tool Being Used to Train Weatherization Technicians

Thursday, October 27, 2011

At the United Technologies Center in Bangor, they take the technology part of their name seriously.

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MFA launches ‘Energy$mart’ academy

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Weatherization technicians now can obtain specialized training in their trade at an Energy$mart Training Academy at Santa Fe Community College.

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Training key to green jobs

Monday, April 11, 2011

Alex Zhou was a bus driver for a Chinatown company offering no benefits before he landed a job as a weatherization technician in the Bay State’s growing “green” economy.

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Energy course hailed as model

Thursday, April 07, 2011

SPRINGFIELD - Administrators behind a weatherproofing course at Springfield Technical Community College expect a full class of 12 students when classes resume this summer.

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South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC) Green Jobs Academy Open House

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

New SMOC program trains workers for jobs weatherizing buildings

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A career warmup: SMOC's Green Jobs Academy train workers for weatherization jobs

Friday, March 18, 2011

Five years ago, Jaime Sierra got a summer job working for a contractor and found his calling. But like many local workers, Sierra didn't have the specific training he needed to get a permanent job. That made him a perfect fit for the Green Jobs Academy, a new program from the South Middlesex Opportunity Council that trains workers for careers in making houses weathertight.

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