Eco-Alpha Successfully Trains Cohort I of the Energy Baron Program in partnership with Sacramento Promise Zone’s Sustainable Communities Collaborative
SACRAMENTO, CA | September 22, 2021 – Eco-Alpha has proudly hosted, in partnership with the Sacramento Promise Zone’s Sustainable Communities Collaborative, Cohort I of the Energy Baron Program (EBP), and is now opening applications for participation in Cohort II. The Energy Baron Program has provided participants of Cohort I 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 in Cohort I had 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 emphasizing 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 explored various energy career paths and gained valuable work experience and certifications in a workplace culture.
Following the success of Cohort I, the Sacramento Promise Zone’s Sustainable Communities Collaborative has decided to work with Eco-Alpha once again to support a second cohort of Energy Barons. Applications to join Cohort II of the Energy Baron Program are open from now until October 1, 2021. The program will run each Saturday from October 16 to December 4, 2021, and is open to individuals who live or work in the Sacramento Promise Zone.
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 II: Energy Baron Program October 16 – December 4, 2021
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.
For more information visit https://eco-alpha.com/training/energy-baron-program/ .
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