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Energy Efficiency, Weatherization & Solar PV Training for Green Collar Jobs Provided for CCC Corpsmembers at Sierra College

Sacramento area green collar job training is being provided to young adults in the CCC conservation program to supply trained energy efficiency and weatherization for local businesses. CACT training is also available to manufacturers for lean manufacturing and continuous improvement principles.

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California Youth Prepare for Green Jobs at Auburn’s California Conservation Corps

Young men and women at the California Conservation Corps (CCC -- www.ccc.ca.gov) Placer Energy Center in Auburn, CA are receiving green building and remodeling training through the Technical Education in Energy Efficiency and Construction (TE³C).

Sierra College Center for Applied Competitive Technologies Develops New Green Career Training

Green building and remodeling training will prepare the CCC students for sustainable careers as a result of a grant secured by the Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT) (sierracollegetraining.com) at Sierra College in Rocklin, CA.

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CCC members considering green careers participated in an Orientation to Green Construction, Weatherization and Building Science Basics in July, 2010. Four crews are expected to participate in the pilot green career training program.

Sierra College CACT developed the 128 hour TE³C course to prepare Corps members for entry-level employment in the Energy Efficiency Construction Industry.

CCC members will benefit from a combination of lecture and hands-on green career training in

  • weatherization
  • building science basics
  • worker safety
  • weatherization measures
  • energy efficiency
  • alternative energy fundamentals
CCC crews will build, retrofit and weatherize CCC base camp structures and apply their green career training including energy efficiency skills to support state agencies in retrofitting state-owned facilities to reduce their energy consumption.

Rod Thornhill, Conservation Administrator with CCC, expects TE³C green career training to become a state-wide model. "Our goal is to prepare CCC members for highly-paid, in-demand local jobs," said Thornhill. "Sierra College CACT has given us a wonderful opportunity to teach practical safety, construction, weatherization and energy retrofit skills that complement work assignments with state agencies."

The TE³C green career training program will provide Corps members with marketable skills and they will have an excellent foundation to build rewarding careers. The CCC will become the training ground for technicians to fill growing demand statewide.

Sierra College CACT developed the green career training coursework based on US Department of Energy's Weatherization guidelines, the California Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) weatherization program, core competencies of the Weatherization Assistance Program, and to comply with the PG&E Energy Partners program (http://www.pge.com/energypartners/).

Green Collar Career Paths

TE³C will open ‘green collar’ career paths to local youth and supply qualified workers to local businesses explained Carol Pepper-Kittredge, CACT Director for Sierra College, and green career training grant project manager.

"The Sacramento Region is expected to have the highest rate of green job growth (87%) in the state according to Clean Tech Job Trends 2009 prepared by Clean Edge, Inc," said Pepper-Kittredge. "As many as 3,530 new green jobs will be created in the Sacramento region through 2012 according to Centers of Excellence, Environmental Scan: Energy Efficient Occupations. TE³C graduates will have the skills and experience to qualify for many of the expected entry level positions.”

CCC Corpsmembers who complete the TE³C training may also choose to continue their green career studies through the Sierra College Energy Technology photovoltaic program (sierraenergytech.com) to learn solar PV career skills.

The California Community College Chancellor’s Office, Economic and Workforce Development Program provided the $205,000 green career training grant to develop workers’ skills to meet a growing demand for energy efficiency technicians.

CACT is also offering manufacturers energy efficiency training that aligns with lean manufacturing and continuous improvement principles to make local companies more competitive globally by reducing energy costs. Since 1992, Sierra College CACT has worked with businesses, manufacturers and technology companies in Northern California.

For more information, go to www.sierracollegetraining.com or contact Carol Pepper-Kittredge at 916-660-7801 or cpepper-kittredge@sierracollege.edu.



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