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The links below lead to energy training providers in Florida.
Broward Tech Center Green Ready Institute
Broward Tech Centers are composed of three large campuses – Sheridan, McFatter, and Atlantic Technical Centers. Operated by the School Board of Broward County, BTC has recently announced the formation of The Green Ready Program. This program offers extensive technical training in a variety of energy efficient areas including:
- Solar PV Advanced Design and Installation – 100hrs
- Solar PV Entry Level Installation – 200hrs
- Solar Thermal Design and Installation -100hrs
- Weatherization Entry Level Techniques – 200hrs
- LEED Green Associate – 30hrs
Pinellas Technical Education Centers
pTEC offers career and technical education at two campuses – Clearwater and St. Petersburg. The St. Petersburg campus offers several construction programs that include solar energy/energy efficiency as part of their curriculum.
In 2010, the Electricity program was awarded a State Farm grant (through SkillsUSA) to participate in a project entitled Solar Power to Save Energy. The project was built by students as a teaching aid for the solar portion of the Electricity program’s curriculum and involved wiring and installing several solar panels to serve as a partial power source for pTEC.
pTEC is also expanding an ongoing partnership with WorkNet Pinellas to provide training in other areas of energy efficiency – Weatherization Installer and Weatherization Auditor.
Workforce Florida Banner Centers
Led by Workforce Florida, Employ Florida Banner Centers are a statewide, industry-driven initiative focused on education and training. A keystone of the centers is the partnership among workforce, education, industry and economic development. Through direct input from Florida businesses, the state’s 10 current and planned Banner Centers focus on developing and coordinating educational and training resources to boost the competitiveness of targeted industries that diversify Florida’s economy.