Suffolk County Community College’s Office of Continuing Education has received funding from the US Department of Labor to provide the following job skills training in renewable energy and energy efficiency:
- LEED Green Associate;
- Solar technology/Photovoltaic equipment installer; and
- Energy rater/auditor.
LEED Green Associate training will prepare participants to take the Green Associate exam, which is the first tier in the LEED credentialing process. The training will provide background in sustainability and green building principles.
Solar Technology training will cover basic solar energy principles, photovoltaics and solar panel installation.
Energy Rater training will cover the basic principles of building science, efficacy of building and insulating materials and energy efficiency. Hands-on efficiency testing experiences will be provided.
All programs require a high school academic diploma or GED. Those without this credential will be enrolled in a GED program of study prior participating in a career program. Upon successful completion of a training program, the college will award a certificate of completion and will maintain a continuing education transcript for each participant. In addition, participants will be encouraged to obtain a portable, nationally recognized credential.
All participates must pass an entrance exam before being accepted into the program. Those who are accepted will be able to participate free of charge. Returning veterans and displaced workers are strongly encouraged to apply.
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