Wednesday, August 24, 2011

RichmondBUILD Awarded $115,000 for Green Workforce Training

Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom spoke to the graduates of RichmondBuild at the recent graduation of "Cohort Fifteen" about how profoundly important choice is in shaping the future. "Fundamentally, it's decisions, not conditions that shape our future," said Newsom. He talked about the importance of building green jobs, about personal accountability and scaling successful programs that embody best practices at the August 19th, 2011 graduation held at RichmondBuild's training facility at 23rd Street. Chevron, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) contributed a combined $115,000 with Chevron handing out the largest check of $100,000 at the event. More>