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Sustainable Living Institute of Maui to Offer Training for Jobs in the Energy Field

December 26, 2013
Maui Weekly

The University of Hawai'i Maui College (UHMC) is a hotbed of energy projects geared toward the use of renewable energy and the practice of energy efficiency.

The Sustainable Living Institute of Maui (SLIM) will offer several winter trainings focused on jobs in the energy field.

Starting on Jan. 6, Jared Libby, project manager at HNU Energy Co., will teach the 60-hour "Entry Level Photovoltaic Design and Installation" training for electrical and building contractors, PV installers and owner/builders. This class will have on-site, hands-on components as well as classroom preparation for the Entry Level North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) exam. This exam is being offered through EdVenture and SLIM on March 15.

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SLIM is offering job training in photovoltaic design and installation, and is offering a class in electricity fundamentals for employees interested in entering this field with essential knowledge.

Beginning on Jan. 8, Cliff Rutherford, building contractor and UHMC Sustainable Construction Instructor, will teach the 24-hour "Introduction to the Fundamentals of Electricity" for employees interested in entering this field with essential knowledge. This training will cover electrical concepts and wiring principles in both a classroom and hands-on setting. Participants will be well prepared to take the upcoming "Solar Hot Water Installation" and "Commercial Building Maintenance: Auditing Energy, Waste and Water" in February.

Tuition assistance is available. Register for the trainings or the NABCEP Entry Level exam at 984-3231 or

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