Published: January 10, 2012
Thomas Nelson Community College Workforce Development (TNCC-WD) has expanded green technology training programs for workers in the field of residential modeling, weatherization and home energy efficiency. The College recently conducted a successful pilot program with Peninsula employees and contractors, and is now opening the training to all interested workers.
Collaborating with local green agencies, TNCC designed the new training programs to provide building contractors and construction trades workers with the knowledge and skills required to upgrade homes to today’s energy standards.
The weatherization program is funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the College’s partnership with the Greens Job Alliance. Partners in this alliance include the Peninsula Council for Workforce Development, Environmental Career Center, the STOP Organization, Urban League of Hampton Roads, Office of Human Affairs and SENCON. Last year, the Green Jobs Alliance received a million dollar Department of Energy grant to develop and expand weatherization training in Hampton Roads. This ARRA funding was for one of 34 projects in 27 states.
The College now offers certification classes in Weatherization Basics, Weatherization Installer and Certified Building Energy Analyst. Employers and workers can obtain details on course dates and fees and can register by visiting http://www.tncc.edu/workforce and clicking on “current classes” or calling 757-825-2937.
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