UB architecture school partners with PUSH Buffalo to train workers in green jobs

PUSH Buffalo

Good news for Buffalo residents.

In legacy cities like Buffalo, where there’s significantly older housing stock that hasn’t been weatherized, there is a need for workers in the areas of energy efficiency and clean technology. But, there’s currently a shortage of these workers due to a lack of training opportunities.

A partnership between the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning and People United for Sustainable Housing (PUSH Buffalo) aims to change that with a collaborative workforce training program that will create pathways to jobs that pay a living wage for unemployed and underemployed individuals in Buffalo.

The Community Climate Leadership Program will prepare trainees for decent, stable and living-wage employment, while developing “citizen architects” who can take on a greater advocacy role on behalf of their communities. It’s also one more among many examples of the School of Architecture and Planning’s deep involvement with Buffalo and its neighborhoods, and the latest in the university’s efforts to tackle issues around climate action. Read the full article on the UB News Center.

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