May 28, 2010

Energy resource adviser

Bob Hanson, a customized training representative at Central Lakes College, Brainerd, has earned recognition as an energy resource adviser, certified by completion of an online course and a two-day workshop at Lanesboro. He is the only affiliate of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system to receive ERA certification as a “green” consultant in the community and workplace. The online certificate program concluded with a hands-on, skills demonstration at Eagle Bluff Learning Center offered through Winona State University. Hanson will use the information from this workshop to continue development of the renewable/sustainable energy programs offered at CLC. The adviser certification will complement renewable energy and related industry certifications and programs that CLC is planning to offer through the Central Lakes Ag and Energy Center near Staples.