Monday, April 12, 2021

DCED Awards Funding To Support Apprentice Program For Geothermal Energy Project Installation Training

On April 12, the Department of Community and Economic Development awarded grants to four projects to connect apprentices to classroom training that will lead to good-paying jobs through the
Pre-Apprentice and Apprenticeship Grant Program.

One of the projects is the Morrison Geothermal Apprentice Program will be awarded $5,522 for an apprentice to obtain three years of classroom training through Penn-Foster, a career and technical training school based in Scranton. 

The apprenticeship program is offered by Morrison Geothermal, Inc., a family owned and operated company based in Duncannon, Perry County that completes commercial and residential geothermal projects. 

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, geothermal heat pumps are the most energy-efficient, environmentally clean, and cost-effective systems for heating and cooling all types of buildings—including homes, office buildings, schools, and hospitals, can use geothermal heat pumps. 

“Morrison Geothermal will be utilizing our 40 years of geothermal experience to train the next generation of geothermal clean energy technicians,” said Morrison Geothermal President Rock Morrison. 

Click Here for the full announcement.

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