The YouthBuild job training program in Louisville will receive 100 thousand dollars from the federal stimulus package.
The money will be used to train YouthBuild members in ecologically-friendly construction techniques.
“We’re going to make sure all of our staff are LEED certified,” says program director Lynn Rippy. “What does that mean? That they can help you build a LEED certified home. And then they’re going to be certified in Green Advantage.”
At a ceremony Tuesday, Congressman John Yarmuth touted similar job creation programs in the stimulus plan.
“We have 400 new jobs at GE’s Appliance Park coming in the next couple years to build an energy-efficient water heater,” he says. “Those are jobs back from China because of recovery act dollars. We have construction of a new 4.5 million dollar TARC annex which will create 80 jobs.”
This is YouthBuild’s second stimulus award. In July, the program was awarded nearly 700 thousand dollars for vocational instruction programs.