Area High Schoolers to Train in Renewable Energy through Calhoun’s ACECET program


Through a unique partnership with the Alabama Center for Excellence in Clean Energy Technology (ACECET) at Calhoun Community College and the Athens/Limestone County Habitat for Humanity, area high school students will receive valuable hands-on training in sealing and insulating existing homes. The students will train Monday, October 31-Wednesday, November 2, 2011.

The new course was created for those interested in starting a career in the home energy efficiency field and is being offered to the students at no cost.  The program is funded through a $3.47M U.S. Department of Labor grant awarded to Calhoun for the establishment of the ACECET.

According to ACECET director Jerry Adams, the students will spend one day in the classroom and two days in the field actually weatherizing selected homes.  “This 24-hour course will teach the students basic skills necessary for weatherizing a building and provides the background necessary to become a highly-qualified entry-level installer,” Adams said.

Adams says that other training dates are planned for the future.  For more information, call 256-306-2642 or by email at


Janet Kincherlow-Martin
Director of Public Relations
(256) 306-2561

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