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Hartnell College Launches Center for Sustainable Construction

June 3rd, 2008

Hartnell College and the President’s Construction Technology Task Force will host a reception marking the official launch of the Center for Sustainable Construction at Hartnell College to be held at Hartnell’s Library and Learning Resource Center on Wednesday evening, June 4, at 6 p.m. More than 60 leaders in the construction industry are expected to attend.

The program will include remarks by Vice President of the National Center for Construction Education and Research Steve Green, and a brief DVD showing how the Center will fulfill the workforce and training needs of the industry as it embraces green technology. The evening also includes a reception with food and drinks.

When the Center is fully operational, it will comprise five academies: Craft & Field Leadership, Sustainable Construction Management, Safety, Quality Management, and Environmental Engineering. Students will be trained in the latest technology, and will learn in an exciting new bridge academy format. Hartnell students will become the next generation of builders, who will be well versed in ethics and values, environmental responsibility, constructional technology, and project management in a new world.

WHERE: Hartnell College Library, 411 Central Avenue, Salinas (parking available in the nearby parking structure).

WHEN: Wednesday, June 4, at 6 p.m.

WHO: Steve Green, Vice President National Center for Construction Education and Research; members of the President’s Construction Technology Task Force, including Don Chapin, John Bosio, and Ernie Mill;. Mike Thomas, program director of Hartnell College Center for Sustainable Construction and former Granite Construction officer; Dean Risinger, retired vice president of traning and development for The Industrial Company; Dr. Phoebe Helm, interim superintendent/president of Hartnell College. More than 60 leaders from the construction industry are expected to attend.

For more information, please contact Mike Thomas at 831-770-7082 or mthomas@hartnell.edu.