Pathways to Sustainability 2012
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Green Tech Training for a Sustainable Future
Technology comes in many forms. A new area for PCATT that positively impacts our environment and offers career opportunities is in the fields of renewable energy and sustainability.
Kaua‘i Community College was the first campus to offer training in photovoltaics. The courses, now also available on O‘ahu, Maui, and Hawai‘i, qualify participants to take the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) photovoltaic entry and advanced certification exams,
In the areas of building and construction, PCATT offers Green Building and LEED exam preparation. This starts with an introduction to green building and energy management.
Biofuels process operations, solar hot water design and installation, WaterSense inspector training, small wind turbine design and installation, certified energy auditor series, technical skills for alternative and renewable energy systems – these are all topics that are currently offered on different campuses.
What does the future hold? Watch for training in Smart Grid, Electric Vehicle Maintenance, and other areas.
As a consortium of the University of Hawai‘i Community Colleges, PCATT (the Pacific Center for Advanced Technology Training) is ready today to meet the challenge of leading Hawai‘i to a sustainable future.
A Fascinating Opportunity
Like so many local residents, Goran Radovanovic is making a mid-life decision to change careers and has turned to Kaua‘i Community College for his new focus.
Goran Radovanovic Career Changer
“After 15 years in carpentry and construction, I’m interested in solar electric design and how it relates to agriculture. KCC’s credit courses in electricity and non-credit courses in photovoltaic systems and sustainable food production will help me design and develop fish ponds on the land I’m leasing,” says Goran. “Working with Instructors Bob Conti and Bernie Tsao has been a fascinating opportunity as I plan to move forward.”
Let the PCATT campuses of the University of Hawai‘i Community Colleges help you achieve your goals.
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