EdCC to provide energy management training for low-income or unemployed/dislocated workers

A Department of Labor State Energy Sector Partnership grant will pay tuition, books, and fees for students to earn short (two-quarter) certificates in Energy Management this winter at Edmonds Community College, 20000 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Target grant recipients are low-income or unemployed. Women and veterans are encouraged to enroll.

Upcoming information sessions will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, Tuesday, Nov. 15 and Wednesday Dec. 14 at Meadowdale Hall 221.

The certificates available are:
 Energy Efficiency Technician — start winter quarter
• Learn about energy efficiency and weatherization projects. Gain core construction skills. Prepare for entry-level jobs working to achieve energy efficiency.
• The first graduates of this program may have their resumes reviewed by The Boeing Company, which is hiring entry-level technicians.
• Classes include: Core Construction Skills, CIT 103 and 104; Energy Basics, ENRGY 102; Resumes and Interviewing, JOBDV 110, and Small Business Management, MGMT 260.

Energy Accounting Specialist — start winter quarter
• Learn to analyze the amount of energy used at a site as well as the basics of conservation.
• Ideal for bachelor’s degree holders or those who have attained a journey-level trade and wish to retrain/add skills.
• Classes include: Introduction to Sustainability, ENRGY 105; Energy Assessment and Analysis, ENRGY 130; Energy Accounting, ENRGY 135; and Resumes and Interviewing, JOBDV 110.

Grants recipients will work with WorkSource/Workforce Investment Act (WIA) on their job search. To learn more, call 425-640-1509 or visit www.edcc.edu/energy

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