Trainings for jobs in the energy field

The Sustainable Living Institute of Maui at University of Hawaii Maui College is offering several winter trainings focused on jobs in the energy field.

SLIM is known for its professional training in photovoltaic and small wind design and installation, home energy auditing, and green building, as well as building operators certification for larger facilities, according to a news release.

Starting Monday, Jared Libby, project manager at HNU Energy Co., will teach a 60-hour entry-level photovoltaic design and installation training for electrical and building contractors, PV installers, and owner/builders.

This class will have on-site, hands-on components as well as classroom preparation for the entry-level North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners exam.

This exam is to be offered through Edventure and the Sustainable Living Institute of Maui on March 15.

Beginning Jan. 8, Cliff Rutherford, building contractor and UHMC sustainable construction instructor, will teach a 24-hour introduction to the fundamentals of electricity. This training will cover electrical concepts and wiring principles in both a classroom and hands-on setting.

Participants will be prepared to take upcoming training in solar hot water installation and commercial building maintenance: auditing energy, waste and water – coming in February.

Tuition assistance is available for most employees and unemployed workers.

To register for these two sustainable energy trainings or the NABCEP entry-level exam, contact 984-3231 or (click on career training).

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