Green hard hats as a diploma for construction workers graduating class in Delaware

    Stimulus money trains 17 in a weatherization certification course in Delaware

    Delaware’s desire to add more green jobs to the state’s economy took another step forward Monday with the completion of a five week weatherization certication program.

    The program was put together as a public-private partnership.  Federal stimulus funded the program. Local labor and construction experts helped plan the course.  Those enrolled in the program either had to be unemployed or under employed. They needed to have a high school diploma or an equivalent GED.  Each person enrolled in the class had to go through a screening process before they were accepted.

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    Raymond Pocino, International Vice President of the Laborers International Union of North America praised the group saying they were “ahead of the curve” for future jobs.

    After the ceremony the graduates complete with their green hard hats sat down to meet with construction recruiters in the hopes of landing a green construction job.

    The next class will begin later in the summer.


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