A free course in basic green building concepts that can lead to national certification as a LEED Green Associate will be held March 19 in Ardmore.
The course, Green Building Science, LEED 201: Core Concepts and Strategies, will be taught from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. by Dr. Doug Weirick and Dr. Guy Sewell, professors of environmental health science at East Central University in Ada. An additional 16 hours can be completed outside the classroom time to receive the certification.
The course is designed for non-technical fields of expertise in basic green building concepts and is for adults preparing for employment with companies who implement green building practices.
ECU received an “Oklahoma Green” grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to offer this and other courses free to workers who will become eligible for “green jobs” in energy efficiency and renewable energy occupations. The grant is administered by the Oklahoma Department of Commerce.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or be eligible to work in the United States. They must be in compliance with the Selective Service Act and will have to provide proper documentation, including a driver’s license and Social Security number.
Unemployed workers need to go to their local Workforce One Stop Centers first. If they are eligible for the training, they will be recommended to ECU for enrollment in their choice of training.