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Training to start for ‘Green Collar’ jobs
25 September 2009

CLIP AND GO: A ribbon cutting September 9 in Bismarck signaled the start of a new program at United Tribes Technical College. The Native American Energy Auditor Level II Training Program will focus on training for new ‘green collar’ jobs. It is the first program of its kind to be offered specifically for tribal participants. In front of the program’s training house are from left: Jim West, Manpower Development Specialist, Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development; Myra Pearson, Spirit Lake Tribal Chairwoman and Chair of United Tribes of North Dakota; Larry Echo Hawk, Assistant Interior Secretary for Indian Affairs; Terrance Urbanek, United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada; Richard Marcellais, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Chairman; Ron His Horse Is Thunder, Standing Rock Tribal Chairman; and David M. Gipp, United Tribes Technical College President. More information contact Barbara Schmitt 701-255-3285 x 1436, bschmitt@uttc.edu or visit www.uttc.edu. United Tribes News photo.