Saginaw Valley State Will Provide Green Courses

The sustainability education provider has partnered with Saginaw Valley State University to offer LEED and BPI training courses.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Everblue Energy, Inc. is proud to announce a newly formed partnership with Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU) in Saginaw, Michigan.

Beginning in June 2010, SVSU’s Office of Continuing Education & Professional Development will offer Everblue’s sustainability courses, including LEED Green Associate, BPI Building Analyst and BPI Envelope-Shell training. The classes will be open for public enrollment, with a newly designed solar training course being offered by the end of summer 2010.

This partnership provides SVSU and Everblue the opportunity to offer residents of Central and North Michigan targeted, hands-on training for jobs in the growing “green jobs” sector of the American economy.

“Saginaw Valley’s Continuing and Professional Development program is extremely excited to partner with Everblue to offer these new programs in renewable energy and green jobs training,” said Monica Reyes, director of the office of Continuing Education & Professional Development. “As we look at the future of our regional economic growth, we recognize that these certifications will provide our labor force with the skills necessary to succeed with changing industry demands.”

In partnering with Everblue to undertake such an initiative, SVSU is at the cutting edge of a nationwide trend. Statistics show that renewable energy and sustainable development training programs continue to grow across the nation as federal legislative programs allocate funding for weatherization, energy efficiency and green jobs creation. In fact, a recent study by the US Green Building Council projected that 7.9 million jobs will be created in green building by 2013.

“This exciting collaboration indicates SVSU’s strategic dedication to the task of training the workforce of tomorrow,” said Jon Boggiano, Everblue co-founder.

For more information, please call 800-460-2575 or email info@everbluetraining.com.

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Everblue, a veteran-owned business, is the nation’s premier training provider for sustainability with course offerings in over 80 locations worldwide. Recognized as an industry leader by both the US Green Building Council and Building Performance Institute, Everblue has helped develop a highly-skilled labor force in the building and construction industry. With this exciting announcement, Everblue adds the partnership with SVSU to an impressive list of similar programs at prestigious, highly reputable colleges, including Rutgers, NYU and Hofstra, among others.

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