Monday, March 22, 2010

Meeting Details: Green Energy Ohio Trumbull County, March 30, 2010

Green Energy Online Courses at Kent State Trumbull

Marie DaBelko, coordinator of the Workforce Development & Continuing Studies at Kent State Trumbull, and Tony Davis, coordinator of green and renewable energy programs, are the main speakers for a Clean Energy Network Meeting in Trumbull County on Tuesday, March 30, 2010, from 7-8:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in Room 117 of the Kent State University Trumbull Campus Technology Building, 4314 Mahoning Avenue, NW. The meeting is free and open to the public.

DaBelko will explain the programs at Kent State Trumbull that relate to green and renewable energy topics, such as energy auditing, green building basics for real estate professionals and contractors, design and installation of alternative energy systems (solar and wind) and sustainability training. Davis will use distance learning equipment to demonstrate how an online course operates by way of the student’s personal computer and Internet connection. Both will explain course requirements and fees. In addition, a representative from Trumbull County One Stop will answer questions about training grants and other services available to area residents, especially displaced worker programs.

Online courses are growing in popularity. They decrease the need to be on campus for classes, thereby lowering transportation costs. Attending online often allows a student to attend class on a flexible schedule. E-mail and discussion forums provide interaction with instructors and other students. Many online courses eliminate the purchase of costly textbooks and other materials.

The meeting will help explain some of the educational opportunities available locally for someone to become involved in the growing field of “green collar” jobs.

The Clean Energy Network in Trumbull County is a group dedicated to increasing awareness in sustainability, green building and renewable energy technologies by bringing together like-minded people in the area. It is a regional affiliate of Green Energy Ohio.

Green Energy Ohio is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting environmentally and economically sustainable energy policies and practices in Ohio. GEO is the Ohio Chapter of the American Solar Energy Society. GEO promotes renewable energy (solar, wind, biomass and low-impact hydro) statewide by acting as a clearinghouse to inform Ohioans on sustainable energy. The GEO Web site is

The Workforce Development and Continuing Studies Center at Kent State Trumbull has provided non-credit training to individuals and businesses for the past 30 years. With a highly dedicated staff covering more than 60 areas of study, the Workforce Development and Continuing Studies Center at Kent Trumbull is positioned to provide you with all the tools that will make you and your company more productive, competitive, and efficient within a constantly evolving global economy. The Center’s Web site is

Post-meeting update: Tribune Chronicle story at

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