SUNY Orange to host green technologies fall open house

| 15 Feb 2012 | 08:58

    MIDDLETOWN — SUNY Orange will collaborate with the Mid-Hudson Energy Smart Communities and Sustainable Hudson Valley to offer a "Green Careers and Green Technology Courses" open house from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 7, in the Gilman Center for International Education on the college's Middletown campus. Presenters from SUNY Orange and SUNY Ulster will highlight upcoming non-credit course offerings in green technologies, including introductory math and electricity courses, and courses leading to certification in photovoltaic systems, solar hot water system design and IGSHPA NATE geothermal installer certification. In addition, the college has invited Patricia Courtney Strong, coordinator of Mid-Hudson Energy Smart Communities, to provide an overview of the green economy, along with job prospects and current incentives offered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. Dr. Melissa Everett, executive director of Sustainable Hudson Valley, will discuss career paths and possibilities in the green economy. For more information call Lou DeFeo, SUNY Orange workforce development education coordinator, at 341-4532.