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Richmond BUILD, Solar Richmond Win Conservation Award

RichmondBUILD, Solar Richmond win conservation award

By Katherine Tam
West County Times

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



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