SFCC gets funding for green building program

Posted at: 10/16/2012 7:30 AM
By: The Associated Press

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Santa Fe Community College is creating a new program to teach green building skills to at-risk youth.

SFCC says it has received $1 million from the U.S. Department of Labor to set up the program.

Officials say the program, which is part of a national alternative education effort called YouthBuild, will provide education and training to 60 disadvantaged Santa Fe County youth over a three-year period.

While the youth will be learning new skills and earning the equivalent of a high school diploma, community college officials say they will also be building healthier, affordable homes with cheaper operating costs.

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