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TJC offers training for the green industry

Published Monday, 11th January 2010

TJC offers training for the green industry

Tyler Junior College is helping students break into the booming green industry with new course offerings. The college’s Energy Audit Training course concludes with the nationally recognized certification exam from the Building Performance Institute (BPI).

The course will be held 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, Feb. 22-26, on the TJC West Campus.

While the national unemployment rate hovers around 10 percent, jobs in the green economy are growing at a substantial rate. A recent PEW report estimates the federal government's stimulus package has invested "more than $6 billion for state and local efforts to achieve energy efficiency, $5 billion for weatherization of low-income homes, and $500 million for job training to help workers participate in the clean energy economy."

TJC has partnered with CleanEdison LLC, the leader in the environmental education and consulting industry, to provide an elite opportunity. With successful completion of the week long BPI course and exam, students gain the skills necessary to apply sustainable practices to new and existing buildings. The various green jobs available help the American public become energy efficient, breaking our dependence on foreign oil while keeping jobs inside the U.S. The various green jobs available help the American public become energy efficient, breaking our dependence on foreign oil while keeping jobs inside the U.S.

These classes are ideal for architects, engineers, construction professionals, real estate agents, property managers, interior designers, building inspectors and anyone else associated with the real estate industry. As a result of strong support from the federal government, grants are often available to cover the cost of training.

To enroll in the course, or for more information, call 903-510-2900.

Deadline for course enrollment is Jan. 31.

Author
Elise Mullinix

Date
1/11/2010

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