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Community & Technical College System of WV State Energy Program (SEP) / American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Green-collar Job Training Program 64 The WVDOE contracted with the Community and Technical College System of West Virginia to solicit applications from system institutions to establish and implement green-collar job training curricula and certification programs in West Virginia. WV Northern Community College and Pierpont CTC trained individuals as energy auditors using the Building Performance Institute (BPI) curriculum. Six individuals were trained and certified as Building Analyst trainers and they were employed to provide training for this project as well as other activities. The project’s goal at training 20 individuals was exceeded as 41 received building analyst training. A portion of those trained were in partnership with WV Women Works and obtained entry-level employment within the residential and commercial building industry. Eastern WVCTC began a Wind Turbine Technician Training Program within five months of receiving their funding. Amatrol wind turbines used in the classroom were some of the first to roll off the assembly line. Eastern received great industry support through classroom presentations and monetary donations to the program. Several students received their certificate degree and thus far, two graduated with their associate degree. Students worked as summer interns at local farms. Two wind turbine technicians are working full time at local wind farms and five others are working in similar industrial maintenance activities. Bridgemont and New River, with help from WVU-Parkersburg, educated the public on the 2009 energy codes in WV. Training sessions and conferences were held throughout the state. Topics were incorporated into curriculum and presentations were made to state educators, lawmakers and the general public. More than 150 people attended training sessions. In addition, the group actively helped secure the passage of SB 76, the Green Building Act of 2012, which became effective July 1, 2012. WVU-Parkersburg provided training in solar energy systems design, installation and maintenance. While the primary goal was to develop one- and two-year programs, WVU-P also provided non-credit solar training to faculty, area contractors, solar entrepreneurs, electricians, Wood County Technical School faculty, WVU-P maintenance employees and other interested individuals. Industry standard certifications and licensures (NABCEP, OSHA, NCCER, NEC and NATE) are integrated into the program capstone requirements. WVU-Parkersburg completed its semester and had five certificate-level students eligible for graduation. They took NABCEP exams in May and applied for summer graduation. In addition, WVU-P completed a five-day Solar Energy Technology “Train the Trainer” event. The training session had 13 students.