NYS Launches Clean Energy Workforce Training October 05 2020

InformNY's Isabella Colello reported on September 30, 2020:

New York is launching a new initiative to train workers and install technologies to combat climate change.

Governor Andrew Cuomo officially announced a new partnership to prepare New Yorkers for job growth within the clean energy industry. The Career Pathway Training Partnerships program will train workers in high efficiency heating, ventilation and electric heat pump technologies.

According to Governor Cuomo, this initiative aims to train a minimum of 1,000 workers, with priorities in training low-income New Yorkers and those facing environmental injustices in their communities.

The Career Training Partnerships program will be administered by NYSERDA and will deliver hands-on entry-level technical training. NYSERDA will provide awards up to $550,000 to selected training providers.

According to NYSERDA, the goal of the program will be to develop an HVAC talent pool raging from high school students, out-of-school youth and unemployed or underemployed.

Read the whole article here.

Read the Career Pathway Training Partnerships for High Efficiency HVAC and Heat Pumps PON 4463 here.

Thanks to NY-GEO member Paul Coons for this tip.