Saturday, August 22, 2009

Online Solar Class

I recently published a story about Green Energy Education in Oregon and another about a class in San Francisco. If you are not in one of these areas, below is an Online class that might be of interest to you. This is not an endorsement and I have no affiliation.

Accredited Online Training for Jobs in Renewable Energy - Allied Schools, Growing Green Careers!

Course offerings put you on the path to an eco-career:
› The Business of Solar
› Introduction to Photovoltaic Systems
› Fundamentals of Green Building

The training will prepare you to enter a variety of industries at the forefront of the green movement - or allow you to branch out on your own as a savvy green business owner.

Focus areas include:

Weatherization & Energy Efficient :: Planning & Land Use
Approximately $4 billion of the Stimulus Package (Recovery Act) was budgeted to renovate public housing nationwide and make the dwellings more energy efficient. Recruitment for individuals with green training is underway.

Travel & Hospitality
Eco-tourism is growing at three times the rate of the tourism sector itself. Hotels, theme parks and a variety of tourist destinations worldwide are seeking experts to help decrease their carbon footprint, save money and promote a greener public persona.

Real Estate
According to a National Association of Home Builder's survey, 74% of home buyers and renters are willing to pay more for green amenities. Real estate salespeople, home inspectors, contractors and property managers have a valuable career opportunity to carve a niche serving green-conscious clients.

Undecided whether a career in the growing green economy is right for you? Global support for a greener world is evident in these eye-opening facts:
  • The renewable energy industry grew more than three times as fast as the U.S. economy in 2007.
  • Largest growing sectors include: solar thermal, solar photovoltaics, and biofuels.
  • President Obama said the US will double its supply of renewable energy by 2012.
  • The DoE says Weatherization Assistance provides upgrades to more than 60,000 families every year.
Feel confident about a new career in a flourishing industry and be proud that your efforts will touch generations to come. You can do something uncommon with your future. Allied can help you meet your goals with:
  • Emerging Technologies Focus
  • 100% Online Course
  • Live Student Support
  • Nationally Accreditation
Online PV Course

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