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JobTrakPA Career Training in Energy Conservation and LEED Certification

Gain the Career Skills You Need for Current and Future Jobs

Take advantage of free career training with JobTrakPA at Community College of Philadelphia. This Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant program provides valuable career training, retraining and skills enhancement needed for today’s job opportunities. This training—for laid-off or dislocated workers or workers needing to add to their current skillset—specializes in high-demand career areas expecting a critical shortage of qualified workers. To meet this growing need, the College is providing training in Energy Conservation and LEED Certification.

Successful candidates will have the benefit of:

  • Short-term, career-specific courses
  • Basic skills training
  • Intensive support from a dedicated career coach
  • Workshops for all aspects of employability and workplace competencies
  • Comprehensive support from a dedicated job developer
  • Job placement assistance

Energy Conservation Training

Students who successfully complete the training and pass both the theory and hands-on exams will receive an industry-recognized BPI Certification. Please note: A student must commit to taking the Building Analyst and Envelope courses if accepted into the program. The following are courses offered in the Energy Conservation training program:

Building Analyst: This course prepares students to conduct comprehensive, whole-house energy assessments; identify problems; and provide prioritized solutions based on building science. These assessments help tighten the building envelope (shell), stop uncontrolled air leakage and optimize comfort, durability and HV/AC performance.

Envelope: This course prepares students to quantify performance and prescribe improvements to help tighten the building envelope (shell), stop uncontrolled air leakage and optimize comfort, durability and HV/AC performance.

LEED Certification Training

The following course is offered in the LEED Certification training program:

LEED Green Associate (GA): The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) has created the LEED Green Associate credential for individuals who want to demonstrate green building expertise in non-technical fields of practice. Students who successfully complete this course will be able to sit for an industry-recognized certification exam which, once obtained, will confirm basic knowledge of green design, construction and operations. This is the precursor credential for individuals seeking the Accredited Professional (AP) designation.

Program applicants must:*

  • Be registered with CareerLink
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a high school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Pass placement tests: English and Math at 8th grade level
  • Consent to a criminal background check
  • Commit to full-time training and employment upon completion
  • Be able to meet physical requirements of employment
  • Complete all required paperwork

*Veterans who meet eligibility criteria will be given priority.

Additional Eligibility Requirements: Having a BPI residential installer/weatherization-issued credential OR two years of verifiable construction-related employment in renovation or new construction, HV/AC, lighting or renewable energy OR a bachelor’s or associate’s degree or technical certificate/degree in design, construction or a related field OR a government issued/recognized license as an architect, engineer or construction manager.

Getting Started

This workforce training grant will be ending. As a result, we are no longer accepting applications for this program.

This workforce solution was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) program. The solution was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. This program is funded in whole or in part by the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration.