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  1. Vision for the Role of Technical Colleges in Sustainability Lanier Technical College Model ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability USA

  2. Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) Twenty-Eight Technical Colleges Distributed Across Georgia

  3. Lanier Technical College (LTC) Service Area 8 Atlanta-Metro-Area and Northeast Georgia Counties – Urban, Suburban, and Rural Over 2,000 Square Miles Approximately 1,000,000 People

  4. Lanier Technical College Educational Services Technical Programs, Credit - Associate Degree, Technical Diploma, Technical Certificate Economic Development Programs, Noncredit - Customized Business and Industry Technical Training Customized Business and Industry Services Adult Education Programs, Noncredit - Adult Literacy, GED, English-as-a-Second Language, Citizenship

  5. Lanier Technical College Services Provided FY 2009 Technical Program Students 5,656 Adult Education Students 6,969 Business and Industry Training Students 11,807 TOTAL STUDENTS SERVED 24,432

  6. Lanier Technical College – Pervasive Green Vision Because renewable energy, green building, and natural resource conservation are the future of products and work processes, LTC will become the leading energy and natural resources technologies workforce training center for Georgia LTC will implement energy and resource conservation practices in every college site and program across its eight-county area LTC will support, stimulate, and promote renewable energy, green building, and resource conservation initiatives for our strategic partners – local governments, schools, businesses, industries, economic development groups, and others – green practices will become standard practices in our area

  7. Lanier Technical College – Pervasive Green Vision • Solar Energy Technology • PV, Thermal • Renewable Energy Technologies • Solar, Wind, Biofuel, Geothermal • Environmental Horticulture • Weatherization Training • Hybrid Vehicle Technology • Green Building/Industrial Technologies • LEED/BPI Standards • Green Business Development

  8. Lanier Technical College – Pervasive Green Model Pervasive Green Model Components • LTC Pervasive Green Strategies • LTC Green Initiative Partners • LTC Green Initiatives Programs • LTC Pervasive Green Model Growth and Replication

  9. Lanier Technical College – Pervasive Green Strategies Green Model Strategies • Seek Partners to Support Local and LTC Green Initiatives • Develop New Energy Credit and Noncredit Programs • Update Existing Programs to Incorporate Green Practices • Use Energy-Efficiency, Renewable-Energy, and Resource- Conservation Approaches in All LTC Programs and Facilities • Combine Green Programs with Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Demonstration Installations • Build the Workforce Needed to Support Area Green Initiatives • Promote Expansion of Area Green Markets

  10. Lanier Technical College – Pervasive Green Strategies Green Model Strategies Initiated – by the Numbers 1, 2 & 6 - Developed Weatherization Workforce Training Program in Partnership with the Georgia Mountains WIB 1, 2, 3, & 6 – Developed Solar Energy Programs with Industry Partners and Updated Electrical and Other Programs 4 - Applied for GEFA Grant for Campus Weatherization Retrofit 5, 6 & 7 - Applied for GEFA Grant for Solar Programs Expansion and Renewable Energy Demonstration Installations at Four Sites 1 & 7- Established an Annual Energy Day in Collaboration with the Featherbone Communiversity and Other Partners

  11. Lanier Technical College – Proposed Green Strategies LTC Center - Featherbone Communiversity • Solar Energy Programs and Demonstration Installation • Weatherization Workforce Training • Energy Business Development – LTC Business Incubator • Joint LTC and INK Children’s Museum Solar Energy Exhibit LTC Oakwood Campus • Solar Energy Programs and Demonstration Installation • Green Industrial Programs - LEED Standards LTC Dawson Campus • Solar Thermal Program and Solar Energy Demonstration Installation • Green Building Programs - LEED/BPI Standards • Hybrid Automotive Program LTC North Fulton Training Center • Solar PV Program and Demonstration Installation • Green Building/Industrial Programs – LEED /BPI Standards

  12. Lanier Technical College -Green Initiatives Partners Local Governments and School Boards 8 Counties - Banks, Barrow, Dawson, Forsyth, Hall, Jackson, Lumpkin, North Fulton 28 Cities - Alpharetta, Arcade, Auburn, Bethlehem, Braselton, Carl, Clermont, Commerce, Cumming, Dahlonega, Dawsonville, Flowery Branch, Gainesville, Homer, Hoschton, Jefferson, Johns Creek, Lula, Maysville, Milton, Mountain Park, Nicholson, Oakwood, Pendergrass, Roswell, Statham, Talmo, Winder LTC Instructional Facilities in Underlined Cities

  13. Lanier Technical College -Green Initiatives Partners Chambers of Commerce/Development Authorities • Banks County Chamber of Commerce • Barrow County Chamber/Industrial Authority • Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber • Dawson County Chamber of Commerce • Georgia Chamber of Commerce • Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce • Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce • Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce • Jackson County Chamber of Commerce • Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce

  14. Lanier Technical College -Green Initiatives Partners Area Business and Industry County Number of Business Establishments Banks 298 Barrow 1,121 Dawson 674 Forsyth 5,216 Hall 4,334 Jackson 1,253 Lumpkin 542 North Fulton 12,870 TOTAL 26,308 295 Area Companies Received LTC Training Services in FY 2009 2007 US Census Data

  15. Lanier Technical College -Green Initiatives Partners Community Partners Featherbone Communiversity Fulton County Workforce Investment Board, Georgia Mountains Workforce Investment Board, Northeast Georgia Workforce Investment Board Certified Literate Community Programs Civic Groups, Social Service Agencies, Professional Organizations, and Others

  16. Lanier Technical College - Green Initiatives Programs New Solar Programs Available This Academic Year Credit • Solar Electrical Technician Technical Certificate • Solar Energy Installation Drafter Certificate NonCredit • Photovoltaic (PV) Entry Level Certificate of Knowledge Lanier Technical College Approved as Georgia's First Registered Provider of the NABCEP Entry Level Exam

  17. Lanier Technical College - Green Initiatives Programs Available Now - Solar Electrical Technician Certificate • Solar-Energy-Specific Electrical Skills • HOPE-Eligible – Tuition-Free for Most Georgia Students • Credits for Solar Energy Technology Associate Degree • Preparation for the Photovoltaic Entry Level Certificate of Knowledge Course and Resulting NABCEP Exam Eligibility

  18. Lanier Technical College - Green Initiatives Programs Now - Solar Electrical Installation Drafter Certificate • Solar-Energy-Specific Drafting Skills • HOPE-Eligible – Tuition-Free for Most Georgia Students • Credits Can Count toward Solar Energy Technology Associate Degree

  19. Lanier Technical College - Green Initiatives Programs January - PV Entry Level Certificate of Knowledge • 40-Contact Hours of PV Systems Instruction • 14 Three-Hour Sessions, Tuesday and Thursday Evenings • Learning Objectives Indentified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) • Upon Completion of the Course, Students Are Eligible to Take the NABCEP-Issued PV Entry Level Knowledge Exam • Successful Examinees Will Be Qualified as Candidates for the Internationally Recognized NABCEP PV Entry Level Certificate of Knowledge Credential Starting January at the Lanier Technical College North Fulton Solar Training Center in Alpharetta

  20. Lanier Technical College - Green Initiatives Programs Solar Programs Available Soon Credit • Solar Energy Business Specialist Certificate • Solar PV Installation Technician Certificate • Solar Thermal Installation Technician Certificate • Solar Thermal Plumbing Specialist Certificate • Solar Energy Technology Associate Degree NonCredit • Solar Thermal Entry Level Certificate of Knowledge

  21. Lanier Technical College - Green Initiatives Programs Green/Energy-Related Programs Existing Associate Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates • Air Conditioning Technology • Construction Management • Electrical Construction and Maintenance • Electronics Technology • Electrical Utility Technology • Environmental Horticulture • Industrial Systems Technology • Interior Design • Plumbing • Welding Technology Existing NonCredit • Weatherization Workforce Training

  22. Lanier Technical College - Green Initiatives Programs Green/Energy-Related Programs Planned Associate Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates • Hybrid Vehicle Technology • Renewable Energy Technology • Commercial Building Equipment Technology Planned NonCredit • LEED Certification Training • Energy Auditor Training

  23. Lanier Technical College Area - Green Model Growth Pervasive Green Model Growth for the LTC Region • Continue to develop and promote green programs and demonstration projects throughout the eight-county area, with emphasis on growth in under-served counties and on growing workforce demand • Develop new natural resources programs and services focused on water quality, conversation, and preservation • Continue collaboration with local governments, school systems, chambers, and others to expand green markets and to provide the trained workers needed to achieve area green initiatives

  24. Georgia and Southeast - Green Model Replication Green Model Replication for Georgia and the Southeast • Share standardized credit program curricula among all Georgia technical colleges • Make credit program curricula and best practices available to all educational entities and green/energy professional organizations • Encourage other TCSG colleges and similar colleges in other states to use the seven “pervasive green” strategies in the LTC model

  25. Georgia Technical Colleges - Green Model Potential Green Model - Pervasive Green Potential In FY 2008, Georgia technical colleges • offered more than 600 technical programs • had 145,990 technical program, 138,575 business and industry, 45,235 continuing education, and 90,567 adult education students – a total of 420,367 students • worked with 171 Chambers of Commerce/Development Authorities • provided outreach to Georgia’s 1,609,681 public school students • provided contract training for 2,326 companies and approved Retraining Tax Credits valued at $48,083,059 Georgia technical colleges are small enough to act quickly to promote change; together, they are large enough to foster broad scale sustainability. Using the LTC model, technical colleges can help sustainability become standard practice in Georgia.

  26. Presenter Contact Information Dr. Sheila L Stille Plexus AOS 1070 Lake Haynes Drive Conyers, GA 30012 (404) 550-1293 Slstille@aol.com Ms. Dianne Bowers Lanier Technical College 2990 Landrum Education Drive Oakwood, GA 30566 (770) 531-6460 dbowers@laniertech.edu PLEASE SIGN OUR EMAIL LIST FOR A DIGITAL COPY OF THIS PRESENTATION AND RELATED INFORMATION

  27. Presenter Contact Information Dr. Sheila L Stille Plexus AOS 1070 Lake Haynes Drive Conyers, GA 30012 (404) 550-1293 Slstille@aol.com Ms. Dianne Bowers Lanier Technical College 2990 Landrum Education Drive Oakwood, GA 30566 (770) 531-6460 dbowers@laniertech.edu PLEASE SIGN OUR EMAIL LIST FOR A DIGITAL COPY OF THIS PRESENTATION AND RELATED INFORMATION

  28. Presenter Contact Information Dr. Sheila L Stille Plexus AOS 1070 Lake Haynes Drive Conyers, GA 30012 (404) 550-1293 Slstille@aol.com Ms. Dianne Bowers Lanier Technical College 2990 Landrum Education Drive Oakwood, GA 30566 (770) 531-6360 dbowers@laniertech.edu PLEASE SIGN OUR EMAIL LIST FOR A DIGITAL COPY OF THIS PRESENTATION AND RELATED INFORMATION