UCM to focus on training ’green’ workers

WARRENSBURG, Mo. (AP) — The University of Central Missouri is creating an institute to train students for “green” jobs.

The Warrensburg school says the National Energy Retrofit Institute will provide online training, workshops and certificate programs. The institute also will focus on developing industry guidelines.

The school says making upgrades to homes to make them more energy efficient could be a big growth area.

The hope is that the institute would create jobs, especially for construction workers harmed by the housing market going bust.

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