The Institute’s CTE Sustainability Certification is an exciting new offering for career and technical schools nationwide. All course content, including discussion forums and the certification test, are hosted on GEF Institute's online learning platform. Testing dates are established by the partnering school, and GEF Institute will host a training webinar for test administrators to learn how to run testing reports and student scores. Testing dates, course lengths, and completion certificates can be customized by the school.
“While there are many educational programs at the state level for CTE Programs of Study, very few, if any, include materials that emphasize sustainability,”
The 15-hour online, self-paced course is designed to equip students with a strong foundational knowledge of sustainability, the science and technology of promoting sustainability, and the balance between environmental, social, and economic concerns. The materials provide students with a thorough introduction to sustainability topics such as ecosystems, energy and water challenges, life-cycle analysis, new technology, and climate change science. The course incorporates hands-on activities, online modules, discussion forums, and dynamic instruction methods.
The Institute’s Sustainability Certification is appropriate for the following career clusters: Architecture and Construction;
In addition to the online course and certification test, the Institute also offers blended learning curriculum around green building principles and strategies for use by career tech/votech school across the country.
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