Keene State College Participates in Green Economy Consortium

Keene State College, a NEC member, is taking part in The Ecovation Hub Education and Training Consortium with Anticoch University New England, Greenfield Community College in Massachusetts and the School for International Training in Vermont to strengthen workforce development efforts.

The Ecovation Hub Consortium was created in response to the closure of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant to strengthen ties between the four institutions to best prepare students, from high school to graduate school, for a career in the clean energy workforce.  Together, they plan to create new certificate and degree programs and share opportunities in the green economy with students from all schools.  On July 20th, 2017, the four institutions held an event to celebrate the launch of the Ecovation Hub.

“What we’re trying to do here is focus on rural areas and to focus first on workforce development and second on research,” Cary Guant, Keene State’s director of sustainability said. “We’re looking at soups to nuts — how do you really prepare a workforce?”

The New England Council congratulates Keene State on their commitment to preparing students for career success in the clean energy sector.  Read more on Keene College’s website and by the Associated Press on Seacoast Online.

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