|Richmond BUILD, Solar Richmond Win
June 30, 2009
RichmondBUILD, Solar Richmond win conservation award
Posted: 06/30/2009 03:28:38 PM PDT
Updated: 06/30/2009 07:09:01 PM PDT
U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer gave accolades Tuesday to the city of Richmond's job-training program and a nonprofit group that teaches students how to install solar panels on rooftops. Boxer, D-Calif., presented RichmondBUILD and the nonprofit Solar Richmond with conservation champion awards as students and supporters applauded. Boxer, who toured the RichmondBUILD center before presenting the awards, said job-training programs are a vital part of the expanding green economy. "These are great jobs, well-paying jobs, and they can't be exported," Boxer said. "It's got to be done here in the neighborhood with the people from the neighborhood."
ó Katherine Tam
SEN. BOXER TO VISIT RICHMOND BUILD/SOLAR RICHMOND
Visit to Focus on Green Jobs Training Program
Los Angeles, CA Ė On Tuesday, June 30, U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) will visit Richmond BUILD, the City of Richmondís job training program, to see the work of Solar Richmond, a solar panel installation training program.
Senator Boxer will tour the Richmond BUILD facility, talk with program trainees and staff, and discuss the importance of green jobs training programs. Richmond BUILD is funded in part with a Department of Labor YouthBuild grant.
Following a tour of the facility, Senator Boxer will make brief remarks and take questions from the press.
WHO: Senator Barbara Boxer
Sal Vaca, Director, City of Richmondís Employment & Training Department and Workforce Investment Board
Michele McGeoy, Solar Richmond Executive Director
Fred Lucero, Richmond BUILD Project Manager
EVENT: Visit Richmond BUILD/Solar Richmond
DATE: Tuesday, June 30, 2009
TIME: 11:15 a.m.
LOCATION: Richmond BUILD/Solar Richmond
360 South 27th Street, Richmond, CA