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Energy Works: Weatherization Program | Certificate

The Energy Works Training Program prepares you for jobs in the clean energy industry. The program for jobs in weatherization provides both technical training (Building Science Principles and job shadowing) and workforce preparation skills (job expectations, time management, interview preparation, etc.). Students can also participate in the Energy Works Heat Pump Installation and Solar Panel Installation programs.

These trainings are free and participants will receive a $500 stipend for completing each program and passing the Building Science Principles certificate exam.

This program includes the following credential(s): Building Performance Institute’s (BPI) Building Science Principles Certificate.

Community Kitchen Academy | Certificate

Community Kitchen Academy (CKA) is a seven-week culinary training program. At CKA, you’ll learn from professional chefs in modern commercial kitchens and graduate with the skills and knowledge to work in the field of food service.

Throughout the course, you’ll develop and apply new skills by preparing food that would otherwise be wasted from grocery stores, restaurants, farms, and food service companies. The food you cook is then distributed through food shelves and meal sites throughout the community.

CKA features: hands-on learning, national ServSafe Food Manager certificate, Vermont Division of Liquor Control First Class Server Training, job placement support, tuition and financial assistance for income eligible students, and connections to community and resources.

CKA is available at two locations: Barre and Burlington.