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Sustainable Field Training Initiative

A dynamic, collaborative partnership between Northwest EcoBuilding Guild and South Seattle Community College is bringing this exciting new program to our community. Your support will enable us to continue the ongoing development of a training course for multiple construction trades on sustainable construction best practices.

A dynamic collaborative partnership between the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild and South Seattle Community College (SSCC) is bringing this exciting new program to our community. We partnered with SSCC and immediately sought support from the Department of Labor's Green Jobs Innovation Fund, and we successfully won the grant.

The grant funds will support a 2012 pilot modular curriculum where field personnel will learn advanced green building techniques, spending 20% of their time in the classroom and 80% of their time in the field. Your support will enable us to continue the development of these innovative training modules across multiple construction trades, beyond the initial 4 modules, disseminating a full range of best practices to the personnel of existing innovative companies as well as to other firms throughout the construction industry.

For more information about this program, or to get involved, contact Jason Lear at jason@battandlear.com.


JUNE UPDATE! SPECIAL TRAINING OPPORTUNITY FOR MEMBERS!


The Guild has partnered with Community Power Works and South Seattle Community College to offer a new Residential Weatherization job training program starting this month at the Georgetown campus. All costs of the training program are covered through ARRA Federal Stimulus job training funds! We're now recruiting eligible individuals.

The training format will be broken into four distinct modules: Health and Safety (one week prerequisite including OSHA 10 and Lead Safety), Air Sealing (20hrs), Duct Sealing & Insulation (20hrs), and Shell Insulation (20hrs).

Training will begin June 25th with the one week Health and Safety prerequisite class. Training is free of charge, and satisfies the CPW requirement that all workers have Lead Safety training. The other training modules are currently being scheduled, and we will notify you as soon as times and dates are available. 

Email CPW's workforce development liaison, Dan Bernard dbernard@pacassoc.com with questions or more information.

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