Erie Community College’s Department of Workforce Development has received a $99,285 grant from the Workforce Investment Board to offer non-credit weatherization technician training at the college’s City Campus and 45 Oak St. facility in downtown Buffalo beginning in April 2010.
Weatherization technicians are responsible for installing weatherization materials such as insulation in buildings in order to make them more energy efficient.
Training consists of 48 hours of classroom training and 40 hours of hands-on field study, which includes the EPA mandated eight-hour lead training.
There is no cost, but individuals must meet income and other guidelines. An individual must be an Erie County resident over the age of 18; possess a high school diploma or a GED; be able to lift 30 pounds; be physically fit; pass a drug test; possess a New York State driver’s license with no points or driving restrictions and be determined income eligible.
To be screened for eligibility, contact Liz Rivera at 716-856-5627 on Tuesdays and Fridays or at 716-825-2525, ext. 3050 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Individuals are asked to have their financial information available when they call.
For more information, call ECC’s Department of Workforce Development at 716-851-1800.
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