October 2009 Press
release: October 6, 2009 Media Contact: Christopher Falkenhagen
Communications: (410) 260-4511
Maryland Community Colleges Offering Weatherization,
Energy Efficiency Training
Annapolis, MD (October 6, 2009) - Courses in weatherization and energy
efficiency at Maryland’s community colleges were announced recently through a
partnership called the Construction and Energy Technologies Education Consortium
(CETEC). Thirteen community colleges offer a course in Home Energy Analysis
beginning October, 2009 to April 2010 and five offer a course in Weatherization
Tactics from October 2009 to March 2010.
“Community colleges are on the front lines when it comes to offering continuing
education courses,” Secretary of Higher Education James E. Lyons, Sr. said.
“It’s a real benefit to the State that they have partnered up to offer these
courses to teach employees in the construction industry about this important and
growing field that will contribute to Governor O’Malley’s efforts by putting
families first through promoting job growth and environmental sustainability.”
The 13 community colleges offering the Home Energy Analysis course are Community
College of Baltimore County, Frederick Community College, Howard Community
College, Allegany College of Maryland, Harford Community College, Carroll Community
College, Wor-Wic Community College, Anne Arundel Community College, Baltimore
City Community College, Montgomery College, Cecil Community College (Harford
County location), Chesapeake College and Prince George’s Community College. The
Community College of Baltimore County, Prince George’s Community College,
Frederick Community College, Montgomery College and Baltimore City Community
College will offer the Weatherization Tactics course.
All start dates and times of each course will vary between institutions. Many
other courses and programs besides these two are offered through the consortium.
CETEC is designed to not only educate workers in the construction industry about
ways to build environmentally sustainable and energy efficient structures, but
also to support Maryland’s workforce needs for workers with training in
constructing environmentally sensitive buildings. The courses offered through
CETEC carry out a recommendation from the Construction Industry Initiative
Steering Committee of the Governor’s Workforce Investment Board that was
searching for ways to align construction-related education and training programs
at all levels of Maryland’s P-20 education system to produce workers ready to
address the State’s workforce needs.
For more information, contact the Weatherization Call Center at 443-840-5059.
The Maryland Higher Education Commission is a 12-member coordinating board
responsible for establishing statewide policies for Maryland public and
independent colleges and universities and private career schools. It serves as
an advocate for more than 337,000 college students in Maryland, for the State
and its needs, and for business and industry in Maryland.