June 21, 2010-Greener Grads

The first class of 20 students graduated in June 2010 from a new green jobs training program at Union County Vocational Technical High School. The course prepares students for careers in weatherization and related work in energy conservation. The training program is a partnership between the NJ Building Laborers Training and Apprenticeship Fund, the Black Ministers Council of NJ, the NJ Council of County Vocational-Technical Schools, the State Employment Training Commission, the Workforce Investment Boards and Laborers International Union local 55 and will serve 600 students statewide over the next 18 months. The New Jersey Council of County Vocational-Technical Schools has also formed a statewide committee of education experts, workforce leaders, energy companies and policymakers to help advise its members on the workforce needs in the newer, greener economy. Visit the New Jersey Council of County Vocational-Technical Schools to find out more at http://www.njccvts.org/.