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Albuquerque Job Corps Center
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Building Bridges

Welding and Facilities Maintenance students at the Albuquerque Job Corps Center converted a poorly landscaped area on campus into a sustainable source of water, known as a xeriscape, by constructing a retaining pond and building a bridge from recycled metal.

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Edison Job Corps Center
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Automotive Training Students Are Charging Their Hybrid Repair Skills

When it comes to hybrid cars, the Automotive and Machine Repair students at the Edison Job Corps Center can tell you the difference between full-hybrid and base-hybrid vehicles, as they gain experience working with automotive batteries.

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Penobscot Job Corps Center
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Penobscot Students Inspire a New Environmental Attitude on Center

Facilities Maintenance students at the Penobscot Job Corps Center are paving the way for a greener center culture. Inspired by new skills learned during their training, the students have taken the initiative to expand the center’s environmental practices to other aspects of campus life.

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Shreveport Job Corps Center
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Extreme Makeover

When it comes to understanding new green industries and technologies, nothing beats hands-on experience. That is the idea behind one of the Shreveport Job Corps Center’s biggest ARRA-funded projects – the “premier green home.”

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Sacramento Job Corps Center
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Students build and train on heavy equipment simulators

Training on heavy equipment operating simulators and using oil filter crushing devices are just a few of the changes in the Heavy Equipment Operations training program at the Sacramento Job Corps Center that will better prepare students for future career opportunities.

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Non-Traditional Opportunities for Women

According to recent reports, the U.S. energy industry will need to replace 50 percent of its skilled technicians and 40 percent of its engineer and line workers in the coming years because of its aging workforce. At the same time, in the construction trades, employers are faced with re-training many of their employees so that their work meets both state and federal environmental requirements.

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Job Corps launches pilot program
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For potential fourth green career pathway

Ninety students have already enrolled in a new training program launched this spring that will prepare them for new opportunities in electronic health records. The Electronic Health Record Specialist (EHRS) Certification Pilot Program requires 80 hours of classroom instruction and 25 to 30 hours of hands-on training to attain certification.

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Pittsburgh Job Corps Center
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Students install wind turbine on center

More than 60 Pittsburgh Job Corps Center students received valuable hands-on training during the construction of a 62-foot wind turbine that will provide clean power for the center.

The turbine was completed on campus in mid-May with students involved in the process from start to finish. Facilities Maintenance students built forms and poured the concrete for its 8-foot hexagon base, while Advanced Manufacturing students installed the reinforcement bars. The Electrical students learned to set up all of the turbine's electrical wiring.

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Tools to a Greener Career

Today’s consumer has a greater awareness of the economic and environmental necessity for more efficient products. With rising energy costs and consumer behavior shifting toward budget-conscious and eco-friendly buying habits, manufacturers are looking for ways to change their production practices to help the environment while saving dollars.

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St. Louis Job Corps Center
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Makes Aquaponics/Hydroponics Greenhouse a Part of Center Training Culture

A greenhouse at the St. Louis Job Corps Center, in St. Louis, Mo., provides students with a variety of opportunities to learn about energy-efficient systems in heating, cooling, ventilation, and water usage, as well as energy production and the life cycle of plants – experiences that can help students break into urban agriculture, a growing field in Missouri.

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