Colorado gets $963K from stimulus for weatherization job-training

The Colorado Governor's Energy Office is receiving $963,000 in federal stimulus funds to expand weatherization training programs and establish a new training center in Denver.

It is one of 34 projects in 27 states chosen for American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds from the U.S. Department of Energy to support weatherization and energy-efficiency training programs.

"A well-trained workforce will be a crucial part of America’s clean energy economy in the years ahead," Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman said in a statement Friday. "These investments in efficiency training programs will help build a foundation for long-term growth in America. Energy efficiency improves the competitiveness of our economy, benefits the environment, and puts Americans back to work."

With local funds, the Colorado project will cost $1.2 million.

For full article, please visit: Colorado gets $963K from stimulus for weatherization job-training - Denver Business Journal. For more information on the Colorado Governor’s Energy Office weatherization training programs please visit www.colorado.gov/recovery.


Posted on June 05, 2010 (Archive on January 01, 0001)
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