The South Florida Green Jobs Collaborative exemplifies an effective partnership of members of the private and public sectors committed to growing and sustaining a local green economy.
Through January 2012, the Collaborative will ensure:
Developing a Certifiably Green Workforce!
Lead the Green Labor Market; Become trained as a:
Solar PV Systems Installer (Entry Level) 200 hours- Learn the basics of installing and maintaining photovoltaic systems. Basic electrical concepts and safety issues related to PV installation and maintenance work will be covered. Meets national and local standards with hands-on training on a PV system. Students will be eligible to take the NABCEP Entry Level Exam.
Solar PV Systems Designer / Installer (Advanced) 100 Hours - Learn to design and install photovoltaic systems. Basic electrical concepts and safety issues related to PV installation and maintenance work will be covered. Meets national and local standards with hands-on training on a PV system. Students will be eligible to take the NABCEP Entry Level Exam. Pre- Requisites: 200 hour entry level course or documented experience as an electrician or electrical engineer.
Solar Thermal System Designer / Installer (Advanced) 100 Hours - Prepare for a job in system design, installation and repair of solar thermal systems. This includes heating systems for homes, businesses and swimming pools. Pre-requisites: 1) Minimum of a HSD/GED required; and 2) Documentation of professional/ occupational licensing in the State of Florida in the following fields: Plumbing, Electrical, Engineering, HVAC; or documentation that you are currently in a State of Florida registered plumbing or electrical apprenticeship program.
Weatherization Technician & Basic Carpentry (Entry Level) 150 Hours - This program provides classroom and lab experiences that enable students to demonstrate the application of weatherstripping, insulation and caulking. Students will learn energy efficiency concepts including thermal envelope, heat transfer, radiation, conduction, convection, R-value, solar gain, sustainability, and renewable and non-renewable energy.
Building Analyst (Advanced) 100 hours -– Learn the house-as-a-system approach to improve the performance of existing homes. Training consists of an overview of building science fundamentals, practical application of “blower door,” combustion safety and other diagnostic equipment. The BPI (Building Performance Institute) written test is given at the end of the training. Students will also be eligible to take the BPI Field exam. Pre-requisites: HSD/GED and documentation of professional /occupational licensing in the State of FL in a profession/business regulated by the Dept. of Business & Professional Regulation Construction Industry Licensing Board.
LEED* Green Associate Exam Preparation (Advanced) 30 hours- The Green Associate credentials denote a basic knowledge of green design, construction and operations for those interested in the LEED rating. The GBCI criteria for those who want to sit for the exam includes “engagement in / or completion of an educational program that addresses green building principles”. This is the Green Ready Building Certification program for those who want to sit for the Green Associate exam offered by the USGBC and the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). The Green Associate credentials denote a basic knowledge of green design, construction and operations for those interested in the LEED rating. The GBCI has developed criteria for those who want to sit for the exam including "engagement in (or completion of) an educational program that addresses green building principles". This course will be offered to those who want to demonstrate green building expertise in non-technical fields of practice.
*Please note: the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC®) or the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), did not participate in the development of these courses. The Broward Tech Centers do not administer the LEED® AP program or LEED Green Building Rating System. LEED and USGBC are registered trademarks of the U.S. Green Building Council.
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The Grand Opening of the Green Ready Institute:
The Green Jobs Expo and Training Recruitment Fair, attracted over 450 community members. Over 40 Exhibitors showcased their goods and services; with over 10 offering jobs.
This Green Initiative exposed South Floridians to current, future and possible employment and economic development resources in the Green Jobs Industry.
The Expo attracted job seekers, contractors, builders, small businesses, homeowners, community leaders and elected officials interested in increasing profit, developing people, and improving the planet..
Legislators and Local Experts provided presentations on: