August 29, 2017 Melissa Lamar

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Tunxis Community College’s Energy Management program will be an exhibitor at the CT Folk Festival & Green Expo at Edgerton Park in New Haven on Sept. 9 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

The free festival offers live folk music, cultural performances, green workshops, children’s activities and more from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. At the Tunxis booth, Eric Gribin, director of the Tunxis energy management program, will share information on Connecticut’s career opportunities in clean energy.

The largest of its type in the state, the Green Expo highlights over 75 exhibitors that include handmade artisans and exhibitors with innovative ideas and products for sustainable lifestyles. A performance tent will host cultural performances and entertainment, workshops, “green” presentations, and garden tours.

Tunxis Community College’s Energy Management program was introduced in 2016 to help the state meet demand for skilled energy analysts and technicans. An associate degree and six certificates provide skills in measuring, analyzing and reducing commercial building energy use while helping companies comply with standards to reduce energy use.

Students receive hands-on experience in “living laboratories” at the College where they perform energy analysis on Tunxis campus building systems. They also complete internships with partner energy companies and receive job placement assistance upon graduating.

For more information, contact Eric Gribin, director of the energy management program at Tunxis, at 860.773.1318 or egribin@tunxis.edu. Or visit tunxis.edu/energy.

Funding for the program is provided by the U.S. Department of Energy, State Energy Program administered by the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP).

From technology, business and health to liberal arts & sciences programs, Tunxis Community College offers over 60 associate degrees and certificates, providing critical thinking and problem-solving skills that prepare students for transfer to bachelor’s degree programs and employment in areas with industry need. Tunxis is located at the junction of Routes 6 and 177 in Farmington. For more information on programs at Tunxis, call 860.773.1490.

 

 

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