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Community College Training for Green Collar Jobs

posted Aug 26, 2010, 11:00 AM by Skylight Education   [ updated Aug 26, 2010, 11:22 AM ]
August, 26th, 2010
New York, NY - Green collar jobs continue to be a hot topic in our nations economic recovery.  An article in the New Yorks Times reiterated the fact that secondary education, especially community colleges have caught on that we are in great need of this type of job training.  Bergen Community College in Paramus, NJ is beginning their version of green collar training this semester called the "Green Patways to Employment Certification Program".  The community college is at the forefront of a green building revolution and has not only recognized the need for green collar job training, but they are leading the way in education and professional development.                               Photo:NY Times, Aug, 26th, 2010 Click LInk for Source

"The Green Pathways to Employment Certificate Program is targeted to offer workforce skills

training in a variety of fields with options to test for industry certifications. The program’s

main focus is the preparation of job ready skills to assist displaced or unemployed workers

in obtaining immediate employment opportunities. A one day community service option is

available through a local Non-Profit organization that provides home fix-up projects for

Veterans in need. This Day of Service offers students the opportunity to practice newly

acquired knowledge and skills for the benefit of those who have proudly served our nation." Bergen Community College

SKYed Eco Education has teamed up with BCC for the Fall semester to teach the "Energy Star Homes and Energy Audits" course as part of the Green Pathway certification courses and once again LEED Green Associate exam prep classes.  Additionally, Bergen Community College will be teaching contractors about lead safe practices which are required under the Environmental Protection Agency's new federal Renovation, Repair and Painting law.  Please contact SKYed for more information:  Also, click on the attachement to view the BCC Fall Course Catalog.  You can find more on the green courses offered starting on page 73.



Skylight Education,
Aug 26, 2010, 11:18 AM