Friday, October 21st, 2011

LaGuardia Community College Offers Public GPRO Classes

LaGuardia Community College will be offering GPRO: Green Professional Building Skills Training, to all New Yorkers preparing to compete in the rapidly-growing “green” economy.  The first GPRO offering is Fundamentals of Building Green + Construction Management, which will be held on November 5.

Up until now, GPRO has only been offered to large employers and unions. LaGuardia Community College is pleased to make this innovative training available to the broader New York community. GPRO’s curriculum empowers individuals not only with green building knowledge but also with an understanding of what their own role is within a project. For employers, GPRO closes the gap on green building knowledge in a way that all their employees can understand.

For more information see here or call (718) 663-8403.

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LaGuardia Community College located in Long Island City, Queens, was founded in 1971 as a bold experiment in opening the doors of higher education to all, and we proudly carry forward that legacy today. Part of the City University of New York (CUNY), LaGuardia is a nationally recognized leader among community colleges for boundary-breaking success educating underserved students. Visit to learn more.


Sample GPRO Certificate



Sign up for courses here.

Fundamentals of Building Green is the required prerequisite for ALL GPRO courses.

The GPRO training program is designed for experienced building professionals who seek to integrate green practices into the core knowledge of their trade.

The program materials and exam cover the “green gap” between standard trade skills and the new awareness and skills required to successfully implement green building. Individuals with experience in construction and building operations will have an advantage when taking Fundamentals of Building Green and in passing the certificate exam, but anyone with an interest in green building is encouraged to participate.

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