BALTIMORE (AP) A new green jobs training center has opened in Baltimore to help meet the demand for retrofitting old homes with new, more environmentally friendly technologies.
Organizers say the training program that opened Tuesday will also help recession-struck workers find employment.
John Mello, Green Projects director for the Civic Works organization that runs the center, says that despite the downturn in the construction industry, the home energy market is growing and is expected to continue to grow.
The center's three-month program includes a month of classroom training and two months of on-the-job training retrofitting walls, roofs and attics in older Baltimore homes. The center is funded through more than $1 million in grants from the Open Society Institute-Baltimore and Department of Human Resources.
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