Tuesday, September 13, 2011

USGBC offers free green jobs training for NJ employers

To help workers and businesses better compete in a difficult economic climate; The US Green Building Council-New Jersey (USGBC-NJ) has entered into a new partnership with the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development (LWD) to provide free, on-site  "Green Jobs" training to its chapter members.

The training will center around the field of Green Building to help USGBC-NJ members align themselves with the ever-changing demands on workforce skill. The new trainings will focus in large part on LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) test preparation enabling members to obtain accreditation that will enable them to compete for the proliferation of green oriented work that is on the horizon.

The organization says the training will help "companies compete effectively and acquire a greater percentage of the jobs created under the State's Energy Master Plan."

The customized educational programs will be made available at no cost to USGBC-NJ individual chapter members. The training will be conducted onsite at an employer's office or in one of the designated USGBC-NJ training facilities.

The two part program will include LEED® Training which includes LEED® Green Associate recommended modules. The first part of the training will include the LEED® & Fundamentals of Sustainability . The second part of the training will include a variety of customized training programs for multiple disciplines also inclusive of LEED® Technical Review and Exam Review.  Customized Programs include but are not limited to: Operations & Maintenance, Facilities Management, Construction Management & Trades, Legal Considerations in Green Building & LEED, Real Estate & Development, LEED Neighborhood Development, Green Building & Labs, and Corporate Sustainability, LEED & Schools.

More information on the USGBC-NJ training program can be found by clicking on this link

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