More info: HCC Northeast Energy Institute - Free Green Energy workshops / Solar Open House and Green Tie Affair
- Solar Open House
Friday, April 15 from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.
and Green Tie Affair
from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
HCC Northeast to host free Green Energy workshops
Houston, TX [April, 2011] – The growing concern about the future of energy in the U.S. has prompted many to focus upon the use of green energy. Houston Community College Northeast’s Energy Institute is making sure that it does its part to help citizens to learn more about the energy that could possibly save the future. On Friday, April 15 from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. in the Learning Hub General Assembly Room at the Northeast Campus, 555 Community College Drive, 77013<http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=555+community+College+Drive,+HOuston&sll=29.737272,-95.374289&sspn=0.011608,0.020106&g=555+community+College+Drive,+HOuston&ie=UTF8&z=16&iwloc=addr>; the Energy Institute will host a free Solar Open House featuring several workshops that will help people better understand green energy options for their home or business and how to begin a career in that field.
Attendees will have an opportunity to visit exhibits and with local vendors who are currently working in the green energy field. The workshops will cover topics including solar and photovoltaic installation, solar training opportunities and workforce demands, and the benefits of solar technology. “It is imperative that we begin to help people to understand that green energy is our best possible source of energy for the future. We want people to know that there is also a great future in working in this field. The growth in the next few years is going to be expansive and we will need a trained workforce to keep up with the growth, “says Energy Institute Project Director Tammu Obey-Monroe.
Following the open house, there will be a guided tour of the Energy Institute and participants are invited to stay for the Green Tie Reception held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. to network with local energy vendors and trainers and learn more about green energy opportunities in the area. Light refreshments sponsored by Hampden Engineering will be served. For more information about the Solar Energy Open House, the Green Tie Networking Reception, or the HCC Northeast Energy Institute, call 713.718.2681 or visit northeast.hccs.edu.
HCC is one of the country’s largest singly-accredited, open-admission, community colleges offering associate degrees, certificates, workforce training and lifelong learning opportunities for 70,000 students each semester. HCC is composed of six colleges that serve the greater Houston area’s diverse communities by preparing individuals to live and work in today’s increasingly international and technological society. To learn more go to hccs.edu.
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