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New Muskegon program guarantees a paid two-year apprenticeship in energy efficiency construction

Thanks to grants and partnerships, Muskegon's unemployed can now enroll in a training program that guarantees them a paid two-year apprenticeship learning energy efficient building techniques. Students begin with a nine-week crash course on the basics at Muskegon Heights Workforce Development Center, 160 E. Barney.

According to excerpts from the story:

Students are predominantly the disenfranchised, minorities and women — groups which tend to be underrepresented in the construction trades in the Muskegon area, according to partner Gloria White Gardner, longtime community civil rights activist and owner of G.W. Gardner and Associates Consulting.

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