Green Jobs Training
ECA offers green jobs training for men and women of all backgrounds and levels of experience at the John S. and James L. Knight Green Jobs Training Center. Green jobs are more than just another day’s work; they’re in-demand, well-paying careers that will build a greener, more affordable future for everyone. ECA is an approved weatherization training center for the State of Pennsylvania, and trains to state certification standards as well as the national, certifications for the Building Performance Institute’s (BPI) Building Analyst and RESNET’s Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Rater. We currently offer the following training programs, all of which culminate in state and/or national certification. For more information, including registration instructions, click on the title of the training you're interested in.
All weatherization crew chiefs, installers, and auditors who work for the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) are now required to be certified do to this work by the Department of Labor and Industry. ECA offers the courses needed for this certification. Training available for new, entry-level workers, and experience employees.
Building Analyst certification is the nationally-recognized standard for residential energy auditors. With this certification, you can work in the Home Performance with Energy Star Program, or for a private firm. Recommended for individuals with experience in a related industry.
A theory based class focused on the principles that keep individuals safe when working around lead in homes. The material covers interior and exterior work areas, worker protection, painting, home maintenance and renovation, and proper clean up. This course is needed for Weatherization Installers and Crew Chiefs to be issued a Pennsylvania State certification by Labor & Industry.
The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is an agency of the United States Department of Labor. OSHA provides courses in construction or general industry safety and health hazards. ECA offers OSHA 10 Training courses.
These training programs are just the first step on the road to a career in the green economy. Careers in weatherization have significant opportunity for advancement and can lead to advanced academic degrees. Take a look at the Green Jobs Career Ladder and take your first steps toward a greener future today!
Weatherization, BPI, HERS
Academic Certificate Options
Applied Technical Studies—Construction Option, Applied Technical Studies — Maintenance Option, electrical Technology, HVAC, Plumbing, Carpentry, Finish Carpentry, Construction Supervision, Computer Aided Drafting & Design (under development)
Associate Degree Options
Engineering, Electrical & Mechanical Technology, Construction Management, Architecture, Computer Aided Drafting & Design, HVAC, Industrial Systems Technology, Technical Studies, General Studies (under developement)
Bachelors Degree Options
Electrical & Mechanical Engineering &Engineering Technology, Construction Management, Architecture, Building Science & Sustainable Design, Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (under development)
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