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Education & Training for Energy & Water Professionals

Education & Training for Energy & Water Professionals

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Teaching Tomorrow’s Building Energy Managers

Catching Up with Lane College’s Roger Ebbage:
Teaching Tomorrow’s Building Energy Managers!

Submitted by Willi Paul on Sat, 12/26/2009 - 11:37
Origionally published on http://www.planetshifter.com/node/1451

Q: Why is your Lane College Energy Management Program a national model for energy education? How many competing programs are out there?

ROGER: One reason for our place in the energy education industry is that we have been the only program in the country for many years. It was not until recently that we have helped other programs with getting into the game. And then of course since we focus on quality instruction, we have a reputation of providing a solid course or program. We are also involved with the industry nationally so we stay tuned into what’s happening from a national perspective.

The Statesman Journal News Snippit

statesmanjournallogoGreen jobs get boost
Oregon is 1 of 5 states chosen for education program
By John Yaukey • Gannett News Service | July 7, 2009

"Oregon was selected largely because of the certificate and degree programs at Lane Community College in Eugene

'Lane has been doing this long before it was hip to be green,' said college president Mary Spilde. 'A lot of the green jobs now are in energy efficiency, and that's where a lot of our programs are focused.'"

Entire article:  pdf Statesman Journal Education Article
Origional Link: http://www.statesmanjournal.com/article/20090707/NEWS/907070324/1001

The Vital Role of Community Colleges in Building a Sustainable Future and Green Workforce

goinggreen_rptimageThe Vital Role of Community Colleges in Building a Sustainable Future and Green Workforce

AED.ORG PUBLICATIONS | April 2009
By Mindy Feldbaum, with Hollyce States

Lane Community College was recently featured in a publication created for the National Council for Workforce Education and the Academy for Educational Development.

This report examines the growing role of community colleges in a low-carbon, clean energy economy, and:

  • provides examples of innovative strategies and practices used by community colleges to address climate change, environmental stewardship, and green workforce development;
  • offers information on the fastest growing sectors and jobs in the clean energy/green economy that provide strategic opportunities for community colleges and their students;
  • stimulates the dialogue on the role of community colleges in creating a sustainable future;
  • presents useful Web sites and resources for further information.

pdf Going Green: Lane Community College Feature

pdf Going Green: Download the Entire Report

KLCC Radio Spotlight: Green Jobs

klcc_publicradio_logoSpecial Issues: Green Jobs

From the federal to the state level, governments are giving a boost to new technology and energy sources.  President-elect Obama promised five million "green collar" jobs.  Governor Kulongoski is working to bring electric cars--and related manufacturing plants--to the state.  There are also numerous long-term and emerging "green" businesses already in Oregon.  KLCC's Jes Burns has the second in our Special Issues series on the economy.

Air Date: 12/09/08 on The Northwest Passage
Jes Burns, Metro Reporter | KLCC, Eugene
Download: mp3klcc_northwestpassage_greenjobs.mp312/24/2008

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