The DOE will offer a webinar Aug. 27 titled “Energy Efficiency and Retrofit Jobs in the Buildings Industry -- Workforce Overview”.

The U.S. Department of Energy Building Technologies Program is offering a webinar Thursday, Aug. 27, from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. EDT titled "Energy Efficiency and Retrofit Jobs in the Buildings Industry-Workforce Overview." This webinar is geared toward community colleges and workforce agencies, and will provide an overview of jobs involved with retrofitting existing homes to improve energy efficiency:
  • Job skills and scaling up training
  • Partnering between community colleges and workforce agencies
  • Overview of certifications
  • State and local workforce practices
The presenters will be Michael McCabe from the Department of Energy, Debra Rowe from Oakland Community College, Charles Segerstrom from Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Jennifer Troke from the Department of Labor, and Jerry Weber from the College of Lake County.

The webcast is free of charge, but you must register in advance to obtain a URL for the presentation and call-in phone number.

Learn more about the webinar by visiting www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/webinars.html.