IBTS, Huertas College provides free training to 1,280 students in Puerto Rico through CDBG-DR

The Institute of Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) and Hurtas College are providing training in nine construction industry courses with financial support from the Puerto Rico Housing Department (PRDOH). These funds help eligible students enter courses through the Huertas College Training Center in Kauas, Puerto Rico.

San Juan, Puerto Rico (PRWEB) October 13, 2021

The Institute of Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) and Hurtas College are providing training in nine construction industry courses with financial support from the Puerto Rico Housing Department (PRDOH). These funds help eligible students enter courses through the Huertas College Training Center in Kauas, Puerto Rico.

Course topics focus on construction management, construction skills, and renewable energy. From now until June 2023, eligible students will be able to receive construction industry job training and job search assistance through Huertas College at no cost. The courses have been receiving a lot of positive feedback from the public since October.

“We look forward to providing more education next year and a half with the funding provided by our IBTS and Huertas College team,” said Steven Green, director of IBTS Puerto Rico.

IBTS has signed an agreement with the PRDOH to provide training using the Community Development-Disaster Relief (CDBG-DR) funding program. The program promotes economic growth and creates jobs by investing in resources through education, technical support, consulting and capacity building.

Courses include:

  • Construction courses in woodworking, cabinetry, construction and drywall

  • Renewable energy courses in solar photovoltaic technology and alternative energy
  • Project Management and Project Supervision
  • Certification courses that allow students to work on a license in electricity or refrigeration

The program is a joint effort between IBTS and Huertas College. IBTS is a non-profit organization focused on building codes, security, renewable energy and resilience. IBTS is administering the program, providing materials for the courses, and ensuring that the program is focused on compliance and building code compliance.

The courses are offered at Huttas College, High School and a leader in technical programs related to construction, health, business administration and entrepreneurship, such as victims of gender-based violence, former offenders, and school dropouts. Huertas construction programs are accredited by the National Construction Education Center (NCCER).

Dr. Maria del Mar Aleves, former president and current strategic advisor to Hurtas College, will help students who have not been able to continue their education due to lack of funds to gain valuable professional development through Huertas College Training Center.

“Our mission is to rebuild the lives of individuals, communities and the environment in which they find themselves. “We are proud to be part of this new program for all participants, a way to go, hope for economic security in the near future, and a part of this new program run by the Department of Housing in Puerto Rico,” Green said. “We are thrilled to share our skills with Huertas College to achieve the common goal of helping people grow their dreams and to be the driving force behind the new workforce that will drive the economic destiny of Puerto Rico,” he said.

Visit https://escueladeconstruccion.com/ for course information and registration. For more information about IBTS, visit https://www.ibts.org/. Visit https://cdbg-dr.pr.gov/capacitacion-laboral/ for more information on the labor force training program.

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