Community colleges get “green”

Here’s a story inspired by Gov. Pat Quinn’s “State of the State” address. Quinn promised to do more to promote green jobs in Illinois. I focused on a recent grant to community colleges.

Wind turbines, solar panels and renewable energy will become top priorities for Illinois, says Gov. Pat Quinn, who announced a $1.7 million grant promoting green job training at community colleges last Thursday.

The Illinois Community College Sustainability Network (ICCSN), which consists of all 48 community colleges, will use the grant to expand green educational and training opportunities, and to establish green job centers throughout the state.

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