Eco-Alpha launches Energy Baron Program in partnership with Sacramento Promise Zone’s Sustainable Communities Collaborative


SACRAMENTO, CA | April 22, 2021 – Eco-Alpha is proud to host in partnership with the Sacramento Promise Zone’s Sustainable Communities Collaborative: Cohort I – Energy Baron Program (EBP). The Energy Baron Program provides participants with training in facilities energy management and sustainable energy technology to help reduce the energy usage in buildings across the Greater Sacramento Region.

Energy Barons complete an 8-week hands-on and virtual training, networking, and certification course with Eco-Alpha to position themselves for career pathways in facilities energy management. Trainees have a unique opportunity to get an inside look into the growing and demanding professions that could inspire career choices and explore fields including energy and sustainability, energy management technology, mechanical engineering, customer service, facilities support services, and many others. As a leader in sustainable facilities management energy initiatives, Eco-Alpha is dedicated to empowering communities by providing equitable access to workforce development opportunities in the area of energy, while em phasizing collaborative learning, innovation, leadership, and sustainable technology.


“Our goal is to provide greater access to pathways to clean energy career opportunities and furthers our commitment to broadening STEM participation and empowering communities,” said Eco-Alpha CEO, Melanie Okoro, PhD. Whether it be networking with established energy facilities career professionals, learning key energy management fundamentals, experiencing hands-on learning in new facilities technologies, touring facilities in the community, or even assistance with job-placement in the energy management sector, our trainees explore various energy career paths and gain valuable work experience and certifications in a workplace culture.

The Sacramento Promise Zone’s Sustainable Communities Collaborative is a community-focused initiative aligning with our funding partner’s core purpose and vision of enhancing the quality of life for all in Sacramento’s Promise Zone. The collaboration between the Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce, SMUD, SHRA, Sacramento Promise Zone,  Sacramento Kings and UC Davis Health is determined to bring environmental equity and economic vitality to all communities within the twenty-three mile federally designated Promise Zone giving special attention to historically underserved neighborhoods.




*In Session: Cohort I: Energy Baron Program  April 10 – May 29, 2021

About Eco-Alpha

Eco-Alpha Environmental and Engineering Services, Inc. offers environmental professional services and engineering staffing services and training services nation-wide. Eco-Alpha is a minority and women-owned family company and is proud to be comprised of a diverse group of engineers, scientists, and consultants. Eco-Alpha is a DGS Certified Small Business (Micro): 2007925 and a California Public Utilities Clearinghouse (CPUC) Certified Women-Minority Small Business: 20365957.

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