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North Shore Community College to offer courses on residential energy efficiency

Posted by Justin Rice  September 27, 2011 07:19 AM

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Starting this week North Shore Community College's Corporate and Community Division is offering two courses for those interested in jobs in the green economy.

The two MassGREEN Initiative courses (the Weatherization Installer and the Business Development for Residential Energy Efficiency Services) begin tomorrow and run through the fall and winter.

Both courses are being offered at specially discounted rates thanks to a grant from the state Clean Energy Center and the Department of Housing and Community Development ARRA programs.

“The residential weatherization industry is expected to grow dramatically as utility programs and government incentives make it more affordable for homeowners to make their houses more energy efficient,” according to a NSCC press release. “There will be millions of dollars spent on weatherization over the coming years and there is a growing need for more contractors to provide these services.

”Beginning tomorrow, the Weatherization Installer course will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. to7:30 p.m. until Dec. 19.

The hands-on course held in the carpentry shop at North Shore Technical High School (30 Log Bridge Rd) will train students to work as professional air sealing technicians and insulation installers for residential properties and will be prepared to pass the nationally-recognized certification exam through the Building Performance Institute for residential weatherization.

The Business Development for Residential Energy Efficiency Services course will meet from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays from Nov. 14 through Dec. 7 at NSCC's Beverly location (100 Cummings Center, Suite 121E, 181 Elliott Street.)

The course will provide information to help students start and operate a successful weatherization business as a new business or as a diversification of existing HVAC, construction or other industry-related business.

To register or for more information about either of these courses or future MassGREEN courses at NSCC, contact Susan St. Pierre at 978-236-1211 or at sstpierr@northshore.edu

Justin A. Rice can be reached at jrice.globe@gmail.com.

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