South Shore Clean Cities, NIRPC announce propane certification class for vehicle technicians
Published: June 11, 2012
MERRILLVILLE, Ind. - South Shore Clean Cities and Northwest Indiana Regional Planning Commission invite vehicle technicians to a free, two-day propane certification class sponsored by the federal Clean Start Grant.
Clean Start Technician Training will be June 19 and 20 at Ivy Tech Community College, 3100 Ivy Tech Drive, Valparaiso, Ind. The class includes lectures and laboratory demonstrations on propane principles, propane safety, operation and diagnostics. Liquid propane injection systems covered in the class are Clean Fuel Technologies, IMPCO and ROUSH Clean Tech.
Attendees pay for meals and lodging; Clean Start Grant partners provide all materials except pen and paper. Attendees will be awarded a certificate of completion from Texas State Technical College.
South Shore Clean Cities officials founded Legacy Environmental Services, which is based at the Purdue Research Park of Northwest Indiana. Carl Lisek, executive director of South Shore Clean Cities, explained how the class will benefit the region.
"Propane is the third-most widely used vehicle fuel, with more than 17 million vehicles powered globally," he said. "The Clean Start Technician Training definitely is a green job opportunity for businesses and mechanical professionals in Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland."
The federal Clean Start Grant is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy to deploy vehicles, build refueling infrastructure and train mechanics. Partners include Texas State Technical College, Clean Cities Coalitions and CleanFUEL USA with support from the Propane Education & Research Council.
To register for the free class, call 219-644-3690, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=axpvpgcab&oeidk=a07e5zniusw4ae2a808
About South Shore Clean Cities
Designated as the 71st Clean Cities Coalition on June 15, 1999, South Shore Clean Cities Inc. was founded on the principle that motivated individuals working together for common goals best accomplish our nation's objectives. In almost 100 coalitions, government agencies and private companies voluntarily form partnerships that meet the objectives of improving air quality, developing regional economic opportunities and reducing the use of imported oil.
About Purdue Research Park
The Purdue Research Park, with four locations across Indiana, has the largest university-affiliated business incubation complex in the country. The park network is home to about 200 companies that employ 4,000 people and are located in West Lafayette, Indianapolis, Merrillville and New Albany.
Purdue Research Park contact: Steve Martin, 765-588-3342, email@example.com
Source: Carl Lisek, 219-644-3690, firstname.lastname@example.org