Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Op-Ed by Secretaries Chu and Solis Highlights Allegheny County Community College

Today, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu and Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis co-authored an op-ed highlighting efforts around green jobs and energy independence. The editorial highlights the role of community colleges, in particular the efforts of Community College of Allegheny County, PA.

"Recently, we visited the Community College of Allegheny County in Pennsylvania where workers at the facility are being trained for the types of green jobs those Recovery Act dollars are funding. At the community college, these jobs range from the construction and facility upgrades of green buildings to the installation of energy-efficient street lights to conducting energy audits. In a booming clean energy sector, those jobs will range from research and development to skilled labor jobs like weatherizing to floor shifts at wind and solar facilities. And these are jobs that cannot be shipped overseas. "

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