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Clean technology training gets a boost in Florida

Florida awards grant for green technology training and placement.
Florida awards grant for green technology training and placement.
Photo: US Federal Government, 27MAR09

The Broward County Minority Builders Coalition (BCMBC) received a $3.2M grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to train 1,000 workers in clean technologies, according to a press release dated January 11, 2010 from the Governor’s Press Office. BCMBC was among 25 other recipients of the $100M fund from the United States Department of Labor (DOL) for training in green jobs through the ARRA.

The grant will be used to train workers in higher paying jobs in renewable energy and green technology like designing and installing solar panels and systems, LEED certification and others. Under this program, the coalition will train and connect individuals with green jobs.

According to the release, interested workers can contact the coalition at green.jobs@minoritybuilders.org or by calling 954-792-1121 and selecting option 8.

Press release at flarecovery.com

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