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Stevens College gets stimulus funds for training in weatherization

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Posted: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 8:17 pm | Updated: 10:19 am, Fri Nov 1, 2013.

For the second straight year, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology will get federal stimulus money to train people how to weatherize homes.

The state announced Wednesday that Stevens will get $100,000 to train another round of workers to insulate homes of low-income residents of southcentral Pennsylvania.

The college will train people from Lancaster, Adams, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon and York counties.

People interested in enrolling in the training program can visit the local CareerLink at Liberty and Charlotte streets, or go to www.pacareerlink.state.pa.us.

This latest funding was among seven grants totaling $799,000 to be distributed statewide.

The sum will pay to train 1,000 people statewide over the next year to be weatherization installers, crew chiefs and auditors.

The stimulus dollars also will pay for the workers' instructors to attain their Building Performance Institute certification.

Coordinating the training will be the state Department of Labor & Industry.

Last year, federal stimulus funds paid to train 1,026 people statewide to weatherize homes of low-income residents. They weatherized 15,000 homes.

Stevens received $150,000 for the initiative last year, according to newspaper records.

tmekeel@lnpnews.com

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