Preparing Tomorrow's Clean Energy Work Force

A recent grant obtained by Project LEARN from the Mass Clean Energy Center provides Lowell High School students coursework, hands-on experiences, and job-related certification and training in the Clean Energy field.

"This program made me realize that it's not too late to dream. It made me want to go to college for the first time." - Synetta Som, Lowell High School Student

In this three-semester Clean Energy Course, students not only learn essential job skills such as interviewing, time management, and resume writing, they also study biofuel, solar, thermal, and wind energy technologies and earn valuable job certifications. Certifications and training have included: OSHA 10, Lead Safety certifications, weatherization and solar panel installation. Students also learn how to perform energy audits on businesses around the City of Lowell. Students complete the program job-ready in the Clean Energy field. 

Project partners include UMass Lowell, Middlesex Community College, Community Teamwork, Inc., the City of Lowell, Concord Consortium, South Middlesex Opportunity Council, and regional clean energy companies. 

For more information on supporting programs like this, contact LZ Nunn, the Executive Director of Project LEARN.