Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Renewable Energy Training Center Events (SUNY Morrisville)

Introduction to Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
An overview for those interested in renewables but not sure where to start.
• Explanation for each of the renewable energy categories.
• Overall approach to energy conservation on a personal level.
• Description of basic and specific skills needed for jobs in each renewable energy area.
Instructor: Jim Stanko
Price: Free (Eligibility for funding required including verification of citizenship and Selective Service registration)

More dates and locations around Central New York added. Visit RETC Events for the full list.

In the next few weeks:
Friday, January 14, 1:00 – 4:00 pm at Herkimer Working Solutions One-Stop Career Center
Tuesday, January 25, 6:30 – 10:00 pm at Johnson Park Center, Utica
Wednesday, February 9, 6:00 – 9:00 pm at Mohawk Valley Community College, Rome Campus

LEED - Green Associate Training (Train-the-Trainer)
The LEED Green Associate credential is ideal for any person with a strong interest in sustainability and green building. Passing the LEED Green Associate exam attests to a professional's knowledge and skill in understanding and supporting green design, construction, and operations. Successfully completing the LEED Green Associate exam is required before becoming a LEED Accredited Professional.  This session is appropriate for those providing in-house LEED training or other instruction. Sessions in Green Associate will be scheduled in late spring and over the summer for practioners.
Instructor: Irene Santoro
Price: Free with NYSERDA and DOL CBJTG funding (eligibility verification required)
Location: TBA,  Morrisville State College
February 7-9, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

The RETC is funded by a grant awarded under the President's Community-Based Job Training Grants, as implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration. Federal scholarships funds are available to any U.S. citizen or individuals otherwise authorized to work in the United States, with a Social Security number.  Morrisville is an equal opportunity institution.

Visit retc.morrisville.edu or call 315-684-6391
for more information and scholarship details.

Events in Renewable Energy around the Region…

Renewable Energy and Your Farm
January 12, 2011, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Farmers and landowners from the Central New York region are invited to attend the “Renewable Energy and Your Farm” conference, held at the STUAC Building of Morrisville State College. The conference will focus on various incentives and resources available to implement energy-efficiency practices and renewable energy technologies for agricultural businesses and rural landowners.

A wide range of renewable energy topics will be covered, including: accessing incentives, grants, and loans; and, opportunities to utilize micro-hydro, solar, wind, and biomass resources. Included in the line of presenters will be representatives from the USDA Rural Development, NYSERDA, Morrisville State College’s Renewable Energy Training Center, local farmers who have implemented renewable energy projects on farm, and more.

The event begins at 10 a.m. and will conclude with a free lunch and networking session in which the attendees will be able to further discuss energy options with the presenters.

Sponsored by Madison County Agriculture Economic Development Program. Please call 315-684-3001 ext. 125 to register. More information is available at www.madisoncountyagriculture.com

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