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BOC Veterans Program Veteran Highlight: Florance Clanton

BOC Veterans Program Veteran Highlight:  Florance Clanton

Florance Clanton of Glenwood, IL is one of several scholarship recipients for the Building Operator Certification Veterans Program. The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) Recycling and Energy Office provides tuition scholarships for this eight day training program for unemployed or underemployed veterans in the state [Continue]

BOC Veterans Program Proud to Support US Veterans

BOC Veterans Program Proud to Support US Veterans

The State of Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) and the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) have teamed up to help unemployed and underemployed military veterans in Illinois earn the nationally-recognized Building Operator Certification (BOC®) and transition to civilian careers in facilities management. BOC [Continue]

BOC Illinois Maintenance Fair

Thursday, May 22, 2014 1:00-5:00pm CDT Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance 20 N. Wacker Dr, Suite 1301, Chicago, IL 60606 MEEA is hosting the Illinois BOC Credential Maintenance Fair on May 22 from 1:00-5:00pm. Join us for an afternoon of continued education and networking as we cover topics ranging from the new Benchmarking Ordinance in Chicago [Continue]

MEEA Recruiting BOC Instructors

Why Become an Instructor? Over 100 BOC classes are held each year in the Midwest and as the number grows, MEEA is always looking for instructors who are passionate about what they do. Teaching BOC is a great opportunity to keep your finger on the pulse of the market, while sharing your knowledge with others [Continue]

BOC Veterans Training Update

The BOC Veterans Pilot at Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield, IL finished with a media blitz that included two local TV news stations airing segments about the pilot. The TV segments include an interview with Michael Wright, one of the veterans that earned the certification. A few dozen news websites posted stories about the [Continue]

Illinois Building Operator Certification® Program Helping Veterans Get Jobs, Save Energy

Program’s dual benefits train and employ veterans and save energy for Illinois businesses Springfield, IL, November 9, 2012 – The State of Illinois is helping its unemployed and underemployed veterans earn the nationally-recognized Building Operator Certification (BOC®) and achieve gainful employment through the BOC Veterans Pilot program. [Continue]

Groundbreaking Pilot Program Helps Illinois Veterans Find Jobs, Save Energy

Groundbreaking Pilot Program Helps Illinois Veterans Find Jobs, Save Energy Program’s dual benefits: train and employ veterans and save energy for Illinois businesses DuPage County, IL – The State of Illinois and DuPage County are helping unemployed and underemployed veterans earn the nationally-recognized Building Operator Certification [Continue]

Illinois Peer Exchange Highlights Success of EE Programs

Illinois’ Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) held its Fall 2012 Peer Exchange Tuesday and Wednesday at the Starved Rock Lodge in Utica, IL. The event consisted of updates and highlights of the myriad diverse energy programs running in the state of Illinois, combined with plenty of networking opportunities. David Baker, Energy [Continue]

Midwest Energy Solutions Conference 2012 – Interviews Part 1

We’re excited to post some interviews that were conducted yesterday at the 2012 Midwest Energy Solutions Conference. We have, for your viewing pleasure, interviews with Emmet Romine from DTE Energy, Dylan Sullivan from the Natural Resources Defense Council, and Steve Nadel from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. In his [Continue]

BOC Tuition Funded by State Energy Sector Partnership Grant

BOC Tuition Funded by State Energy Sector Partnership Grant

This fall MEEA is working with community colleges and workforce development groups to provide BOC training to local building operators and engineers. MEEA is partnering with Lincoln Land Community College, the Land of Lincoln Workforce Alliance, and the City of Aurora to utilize State Energy Sector Partnership (SESP) funding to cover the cost of [Continue]

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