Lansing Community College and its partners are launching a new program to develop education and training in integrated building science to help meet the demand for a skilled workforce in Michigan's expanding green building industry.
The project is made possible by a $727,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.
The program, Building Smart: New Career Pathways in Building Science, will identify career pathways for building science-related fields, develop curricula with input from industry partners, and increase the number of secondary and post-secondary students receiving education in building science.
A key part of the education will be project-based learning, where students get hands-on experience. A total of 60 to 90 students will be trained during the three-year program.