Green Economy, Employment and Career Prospects, Non-Credit Course Offerings to be Discussed; Snow date to be Jan. 28

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – SUNY Orange will collaborate with the Mid-Hudson Energy Smart Communities and Sustainable Hudson Valley to offer a “Green Careers and Green Technology Courses” Open House from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 27 in the Gilman Center for International Education on the College’s Middletown campus.

SUNY Orange’s Continuing Education staff will highlight the College’s upcoming non-credit course offerings in green technologies, including courses that train students in installing photovoltaic solar panels, accredit students in geothermal installation processes and prepare students to design solar hot water systems. The College has scheduled Jan. 28 (same time and location) as a snow date for the event.

In addition, the College has invited Patricia Courtney Strong, coordinator of Mid-Hudson Energy Smart Communities, to provide an overview of the green economy, along with job prospects and current incentives offered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. Dr. Melissa Everett, executive director of Sustainable Hudson Valley will discuss career paths and possibilities in the green economy.

The solar hot water system design course that will be highlighted will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 13 and 14. The three-day geothermal installer certification course will be held March 16-18. The photovoltaic solar panel course will meet on Saturdays from April 3 to May 1 and is a joint venture between SUNY Orange and SUNY Ulster.

For more information on the Open House, contact Lou DeFeo, SUNY Orange workforce development education coordinator, at (845) 341-4532.

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Mike Albright
Communications Officer
115 South Street
Middletown, NY 10940