published Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Green jobs effort under way in Chattanooga

Chattanooga officials are ready to use a $300,000 federal grant to train 60 people for jobs in the green sector.

Wayne Cropp, of Chattanooga’s Enterprise Center, said they’ll begin looking at filling the slots and providing training in areas such as hazardous waste cleanup, asbestos remediation, and brownfield assessment.

In addition, the training could be created in such sectors as nuclear and clean power, including wind, said Cropp, whose high-tech economic development group is administering the grant.

Officials said they’ll use the grant that was originally approved by the Environmental Protection Agency a year ago. The funds, however, were held up at the federal level.

“We’re giving people skills and training relating to the future,” said Mayor Ron Littlefield.

See full story in Friday’s Times Free Press.

about Mike Pare...

Mike Pare, the deputy Business editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has worked at the paper for 27 years. In addition to editing, Mike also writes Business stories and covers Volkswagen, economic development and manufacturing in Chattanooga and the surrounding area. In the past he also has covered higher education. Mike, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University. he worked at the Rome News-Tribune before ...

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