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Green Building Classes:

Santa Monica Community College District

Type of organization: Two-year community college accredited by the Western Association Schools and Colleges.

Type of training: Solar panel installation, building energy efficiency, and green construction.

Area served: Los Angeles, San Diego, Ventura, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties.

Location of training: Santa Monica Community College campuses in and around Santa Monica.

Estimated trainees: 362

Instruction details: This multiple-employer project will retrain employees of companies involved in green manufacturing, green construction, transmission of renewable energy, and reduction of energy and water usage. The curriculum will offer job specific training in photovoltaic system installation, water efficient building and retrofits, and advanced computer skills needed to calculate PV system requirements. In addition, the curriculum will cover introduction to the principles of ecology and environmental sustainability. Training will also address some of the core skills that employers have indicated they need in their workforce including: contextualized math and proposal writing; technical communication; analysis; computers and networks; and basic energy technology and systems.

Result of classes: Trainees will receive from 24 to 200 hours of curriculum at Santa Monica Community College campuses and at employer worksites.

More about the organization: Santa Monica Community College offers over 80 fields of study within its five-campus district, offering local businesses customized training programs and workforce development resources.

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Program Manager Contact:
Sandra Sanchez, Project Manager


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