The Construction Industry Training Council of Washington has integrated the National Center for Construction Education & Research training module "Your Role in the Green Environment" into its training programs. The course, published by Pearson-Prentice Hall and endorsed by the U.S. Green Building Council, provides fundamental instruction in the green environment, green construction practices, and green building rating systems.
During the 2009 winter quarter, 650 of CITC's craft training students received the training from certified instructors as part of their regular class hours. They will be tested on the material and will earn industry-recognized credentials from the NCCER when they have successfully completed the module. In subsequent years the course will be given to all first year students who enroll in CITC's programs.
"This generation of students is mostly aware of the issues and largely very interested in this training," said Dave Perrin, vice president, Education Services. "They are eager to do their part to conserve resources and to delay global warming. As craft workers, our students are not involved in the design of projects, but they do have positive roles to play. They learn to be more diligent at conserving resources at work and at home." In addition to implementing the NCCER module, CITC teaches incorporating energy-saving technologies, equipment and construction methods into all its craft training disciplines.