Feds fund green training

A new green job training program could help cut Oregon’s unemployment numbers.

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Oregon is one of five states that were selected by the U.S. Education Department to develop green training curriculum. The benefits for the state with the second-highest unemployment numbers in the nation? A much-needed job boost.

Oregon’s task is to develop skills needed for solar and wind energy technology, as well as for environmentally friendly construction. It’s part of a 14-month program run through the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education in Louisville, Ky.

Oregon was one of five states selected. The others are Ohio, New Jersey, Illinois and Georgia.

Read the full article at the Statesman Journal.


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