USA - Elemental LED (www.elementalled.com) has teamed up with the city of Richmond (www.richmond.ca), CA to expanding the REACH (Reduce Energy And Contribute to Humanity) program, which aims to help promote energy conservation in the Bay Area community.
On November 29th, REACH conducted a lighting science and energy conservation workshop for the students of the RichmondBUILD green job-training academy to kickoff the new partnership.
Established in April 2007, the RichmondBUILD Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Skills and Green Jobs Training Academy creates employment and career opportunities for Richmond residents and works to reduce violence in the Richmond community. The 14-week intensive program includes training in over 12 skill areas including basic electrical, basic welding, eco literacy and solar panel installation.
RichmondBUILD has received national and international recognition for its success in creating green jobs and putting nemployed California residents back to work.
To date the program’s graduates have a 90% placement rate with an average wage of $18.33 and hour. Awards have included the 2007 FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award and the Conservation Champion Award by Senator Barbara Boxer.
REACH donated an LED lighting display to the RichmondBUILD program where students can play with different types of LED lights. The display resides in the RichmondBUILD training facility for the public to utilize.
Currently, REACH is collaborating with the City of Richmond on a donation of LED lights to the Richmond Public Library Main Branch.