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Green Building and Clean Energy Retraining Partnerships:

Long Beach Community College District
The Green Building and Water/Energy Efficiency Workforce
Training Partnership

Type of organization: Accredited California Community College.

Type of training: Pre-apprenticeship training for unemployed or underemployed workers with a focus on those with construction experience. Participants will develop new skills needed in the green building and water and energy efficiency industries.

Area served: Long Beach area.

Location of training: Long Beach City College.

Estimated trainees: 125

Instruction details: The Green Building and Water/Energy Efficiency Re-Training Program offers these technical training modules:

  • Green Building Overview;
  • Title 24 Overview;
  • Certified Green Building Professional;
  • LEED® Green Associate;
  • Home Energy Rating System;
  • Home and Building Performance Analyst;
  • Certified Hot Water Installer;
  • Building Information Modeling

Imbedded with field trainings, all technical modules are supplied by an industry-certifying organization.

Result of classes: Classes lead to a certificate of achievement and preparation for the following occupations:

  • Building Performance or Retrofitting Specialists;
  • Building or Home Energy Raters;
  • Water/Energy Auditor;
  • Project Managers/Coordinators/Specialists for Construction or Design Work.

More about the organization: The Green Building and Water/Energy Efficiency Workforce Training Partnership is made up of the Long Beach Community College District, the City of Long Beach, the Port of Long Beach, Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Board, Southern California Edison, McCarthy Construction Co., Siemens USA and local small businesses. The Partnership has a deep understanding of the region's green building and water and energy efficiency dynamics as well as the employers' specific workforce needs.

Find more information here:
(562) 938-3140

Program Manager Contact:
Rola Halawanji
Environmental Technology Manager


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