Career Pathways in Solar Technology, Worker Safety, and Water Quality
Additional partners: Consolidated Contractors Company.
The partners are continuing their collaboration in this expanded phase of the successful partnership, "Expanding Jordan’s Green Collar Workforce: Career Pathways in Solar Technology, Worker Safety Management, and Water Quality Management "
The partnership's goal is to respond to Jordan’s energy production needs by creating new career pathways for graduates of Al-Huson University College (HUC) to include Solar Energy Technicians with solar thermal and solar photovoltaic specializations, Safety Officers, and Water Quality and Waste Water Management Operators.
Exchange activities in the partnership are under way, with officials from Al-Huson University College traveling to the Red Rocks Community College (RRCC) campus in Lakewood, Colorado to meet local city and campus officials in May 2012. Earlier in the spring, RRCC's lead instructor in renewable energy traveled to HUC's campus to guide construction of a learning laboratory for HUC's solar training program. This activity utilized locally sourced Jordan-made materials.
The partnership activities are planned in stages. First, partners will expand employment options for Solar Energy Technology program graduates by improving public awareness of solar technology, enhancing the instructional capacity of HUC faculty, and expanding relationships between HUC and solar technology employers. Second, partners will develop a professional safety officer workforce in Jordan by creating and establishing Jordan’s first associate degree program in Health, Safety and Environment at HUC, in cooperation with private sector partner Consolidated Contractors Company. Finally, the partnership expansion will lay the framework for the establishment of a Water Quality Management degree program at HUC.
At a Glance
Red Rocks Community College; Al Huson University College; Al Balqa Applied University (2012)
Middle East & North Africa
Dec 2011–Dec 2014
Through the Middle East's first associate-level degree program in Solar Energy Technology, now available at Al-Huson University College in Jordan, students are gaining the skills and training needed to obtain work in the region's solar thermal and solar photovoltaic industries.