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Community - September 28, 2011

Four weeks of free training for green jobs

Canada Community College in Woodside is starting a free four-week jobs program that includes a promise to make its graduates "heroes," as in preparing them for careers in Home Energy Retrofit Occupations.

Classes include concepts of sustainable living, basic interior sketching, and standards for green-point checklists for both residential and commercial projects, according to a statement from the college.

Classes start at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10, and end at 2:30 p.m., and will be held weekdays, Tuesdays excluded, until Nov. 4 on the Menlo Park campus of the college at 1200 O'Brien Drive.

The program, called "Energy-Efficient Homes, Green Remodeling & Marketing," is co-sponsored by the San Mateo County Workforce Investment Board. "The green economy is here and (this program) can prepare you for careers in retrofitting homes to make them more energy efficient and sustainable," the statement said.

Funding is from a job-training grant from the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration.

To qualify, applicants must have a high school diploma or its equivalent, the right to work in the United States, at least a year of residency in California, and passing grades on an English and math assessment test.

Write to HERO@smchsa.org to enroll.

Write to mooney@smccd.edu or call Julie Mooney at 325-6936 for more information.

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