Danville Area Community College will become "greener” in the next few
years, with the college becoming more energy efficient and developing a
green jobs curriculum.
DACC learned last month it will share a three-year $19.4 million grant
from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance
Community College and Career Training initiative and the Illinois Green
On Tuesday, the DACC board approved entering into an intergovernmental
agreement that establishes the Illinois Green Economy Network and
approved participating in energy-efficiency group-purchasing projects
IGEN is a partnership of all 39 Illinois community college districts
and 48 campuses. IGEN works with businesses and local communities to
grow Illinois’ green economy and provide new employment opportunities
and healthy communities for all.
The federal grant funds will be distributed among the 17 IGEN hub
colleges, including DACC, which will work cooperatively to develop
certificates and degrees for green economy workforce training.