Jan 27, 2009

Congratulations PALM / TRICON / WFD / ICC

Congratulations to
Ginger Johnson
Executive Director PALM / TRICON

Ginger Johnson announced the good news. TRICON helped WFD and ICC write a US Department of Labor grant for green training. WFD was awarded the grant in partnership with TRICON and ICC. They will be transitioning training through TRICON and state grant funding to ICC. They received $1.7 million for the 3-year project!!!!!

This funding will boost our green workforce, create green jobs and possibly businesses, and help make our area more marketable as a green community! Ginger can name 3 start-up "green" consulting businesses getting started in the area right now. Green training will include certificate and degree programs at ICC (and articulation to local 4-year universities), LEED AP preparation training, BPI (Building Performance Institute) training and certification, and HERS energy rater training and certification. It may also include solar and wind training, HVAC training, etc.

This plugs in nicely to some of the goals mentioned in the Sustainability Commission report. Ginger is proud of the partnerships forged in this community. The partners came together to accomplish great things (and get $1.7 mil from the US government). There will be an official press release out soon, if not this week.

Ginger Johnson
Executive Director PALM / TRICON
124 SW Adams
Suite 315
Peoria IL 61602
Phone 309.637.0934Fax 309.637.0954
Cell 309.369.7232 gingerj@palmtricon.org

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