City of Raleigh Offers Free Green Building Training

The City of Raleigh Office of Sustainability has developed a Green Building Training Program through a grant from the Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) and the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.  Through its Green Building Training Program, the Office of Sustainability is offering classes and certifications for a $25.00 refundable fee per class to construction professionals.

The next class offered will be LEED AP - Building Design & Construction (2 day class: July 20-21).  Registration is currently opened and will close on July 9th. Registration for this class and information on other course offerings is available here.

Green Job of the Day: Energy Research Engineer, Appalachian Energy Center (Boone, NC)

Green Job of the Day is a feature of Green Collar Blog which highlights a job opening pertaining to environmental or social responsibility.

Job: Energy Research Engineer
Organization: Appalachian Energy Center
Location: Boone, NC

An excerpt of the job announcement follows below. You can review the complete job announcement here.

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Research, outreach, and education activities related to energy efficiency and renewable energy. Work includes: fundamental and applied research, technical and policy assistance, grant proposal writing, workshops, case studies, fact sheets, and presentations.

Qualified candidates will hold, at a minimum, a Master's degree in Building Science, Appropriate Technology, Engineering, Physics or a related discipline. A minimum of two years of professional experience in a related industry. Preferred candidates will also have experience managing energy related projects.

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Apprenticeship Opportunity at Center for Environmental Farming Systems (Goldsboro, NC)

The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) in Goldsboro, North Carolina is offering four apprenticeships to learn the basics of running a small farm.   

Apprentices will come to the CEFS Small Farm Unit (SFU) in Goldsboro and work with the farm manager, extension personnel and university researchers on a daily basis. Apprentices will participate fully in the production and marketing activities of the SFU as learners and partners, and may observe and participate in education and research / demonstration activities as occasions permit. Apprentices are expected to develop the expertise to take charge of specific enterprises or aspects of the small farm unit.

More information on this apprenticeship is available here. Selection will begin January 4th, 2010.