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More schools setting up green workforce training programs
The Charleston Regional Business Journal reports that Virginia Tech has teamed up with Trident Technical College to develop curriculum in the green sector. According to the article, "the two schools will develop curricula on green building, green
engineering technology and other energy efficiency-related areas.
Virginia Tech will also help Trident develop a comprehensive energy
efficiency retrofit program."
While many schools have set up such collaborations in order to get access to solar panels or other renewable energy equipment for their students, Trident's focus will be on weatherization and energy audits, as one of six energy efficiency training centers in the state of south Carolina. Money for the training program is coming from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.