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Green Energy Council Atlanta Ambassadors Bring Green Job Training To Our City

What do 14 unrelated Atlanta residents from diverse backgrounds have in common? They want to start or grow a green business or they want a green job!

And they have volunteered as Atlanta Ambassadors on behalf of the Green Energy Council and Green Jobs Corps (GEC/GJC), a Washington, DC, based non profit that is a political advocate for green industry and a catalyst for training the new green workforce. In addition to offering live training classes in selected cities, the GEC/GJC consolidates and makes available best-in-class training courses such as the solar installation training offered by Solar Energy International. GEC/GJC is also in the process of partnering with 1,500 job placement agencies in order to ensure that students, after receiving their certifications, secure a green job.

In late August 2009, the GEC offered its first courses in Atlanta, Green & Sustainability 101 and Ecobrokering. Attendees were both eager to learn and very motivated to help this organization take root in Atlanta. At this early stage in establishing training in Atlanta, students are fortunate to have GEC’s founder, Ralph Avallone, as an instructor. He has a wealth of information to share and is very committed to and passionate about the U.S. moving forward to meet the challenges of energy independence as well as creating awareness about sustainable lifestyles. There has been a lot of green rhetoric in the media for over a year; however, information that can be acted upon by green entrepreneurs and green job seekers is sparse to non-existent.

As a result, the Atlanta Ambassadors are asking for your help to circulate this information about the GEC/GJC and its next live training courses which will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2009 at

Holiday Inn Downtown Atlanta

101 Andrew Young International Blvd, Atlanta 30303 (Hotel Tel: 404-524-5555)

Across from Centennial Park - 2 ½ blocks east of the Peachtree Center MARTA Station

The following courses will be offered:

1. Green & Sustainability 101 — 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

2. Energy Auditing — 1 to 5 p.m.

Energy auditing

This certification course will educate you for a future in the Green Tech Community and help you understand how you can take advantage of the first new green jobs available.

The class will provide specific training for becoming an Energy Auditor as well as foundational knowledge that can be applied to a variety of jobs in the Green Tech field

The training will include a systematic approach to performing a qualitative energy assessment for homes and small businesses. The course spans fundamental areas such as appliance and electrical efficiency; structural building analysis; lighting, heating and cooling systems; water usage and heating efficiency; solar and voltaic applications; and federal tax credits and utility and government rebates.

Green and Sustainability 101

is the first course offered by the Green Jobs Corps program. This class educates the student about the basic terms and practices of what it means to be “green” or “sustainable.” America’s future green jobs will be in many different sectors.

This course will educate you for a future in the Green Tech Community or help you understand how you can evolve your business to begin offering sustainable services.

Discounted pricing for taking both courses is available. For more information, call (770) 321-1433 or visit

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