City of Berkeley To Provide Green Jobs Training

by Green Jobs Ready on February 18, 2011

According to a press release hosted by PRWeb and reprinted by the San Francisco Chronicle’s online edition, SFGate.com, the California city of Berkeley’s Inter-City Services, Inc. (ICS) is set to offer various training programs for citizens to both master green technologies and the skills necessary to obtain employment in any of several rapidly expanding green industries, such as solar installation procedures and the process of LEED certification.

The press release cites a report from Next 10 and Collaborative Economics, entities which conducted and published a study that concluded green jobs are growing three times as fast as other employment sectors in California. The San Francisco Bay Area lead the growth primarily, with an 8 percent growth between January 2008 and January 2009.

The green job data is significant because these jobs are growing in every region across the state, outpacing other vital sectors, and generating business across the supply chain,” Next 10 founder F. Noel Perry is quoted as saying in the press release.

Among the various educational options made available by Berkeley’s Inter-City Services, Inc., are a Photovoltaic Solar Energy Training Course, which educates its students in the fundamental elements of photovoltaic solar production and installation. Additional classes include Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, and certifications made available from the Building for Performance Institute, North American Technical Excellence, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

To read the release, please visit: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2011/02/18/prweb8141312.DTL

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