Pearson partners with U.S. Green Building Council for online program
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has partnered with Pearson to launch USGBC’s online workforce education program for the LEED Green Associate credential. The program includes online courses to help learners successfully prepare for the LEED Green Associate exam and learn green building strategies and techniques.
USGBC’s LEED green building rating system is the foremost program for the design, construction, maintenance and operations of green buildings. Nearly 190,000 professionals have earned LEED professional credentials, demonstrating their knowledge of green building and the LEED program. The new online education program will annually target 3,000 first-time LEED learners and more advanced students seeking their LEED credentials.
Pearson is providing nine LEED online courses in healthcare, business, construction and hospitality and tourism. Course content covers knowledge assessment, remediation, self-paced material and practice exams. All online courses will be available in fall 2012.
“Buildings across the globe offer us a significant economic and environmental opportunity. Greater building efficiency can meet 85 percent of future U.S. demand for energy, and a national commitment to green building has the potential to generate 2.5 million American jobs,” said Beth Holst, VP of Strategic Alliances for USGBC. “Partnering with Pearson ensures proven content and substantial market reach so that together we can equip an eager and enthusiastic workforce to meet green building demand head-on.”
“The rapid growth in green energy and building underscores the strong need for workforce training in this area,” said Leah Jewell, President of Pearson Health Science and Careers. “We’re honored to partner with an organization that is helping to spur job growth while contributing to a healthier environment in communities across the nation.”
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