Santa Fe Community College offers green construction training

Posted at: 10/18/2012 7:47 AM
By: The Associated Press

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Santa Fe Community College says it's using a federal grant to start an alternative education program to teach green construction skills to disadvantaged young people at risk of not completing high school.

The college received a nearly $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Labor Department for the program that will provide training for about 60 students over three years.

Participants will work toward a high school equivalence diploma and learn green building construction skills by renovating and building homes in Santa Fe County.

The first group of students is to start in January.

The college said young people interested in the program should contact project director Jeremy Mier at 505-428-1144.

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