Clean energy jobs are on the rise, green job training programs are receiving massive amounts of grant funding from the government and private institutions, and the green building trend is becoming more popular. To help address these growing trends, the Purdue University Technical Assistance Program (TAP) and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) have partnered in order to create a new green certification program. Students that complete the program will ultimately be awarded a Green Manufacturing Specialist Certificate.
The Green Manufacturing Specialist Certificate program is under development, and the SME is working on an exam that students will need to pass in order to obtain the certificate. The first group of students is expected to sit for the certification exam sometime next year.
For more information on the Green Manufacturing Specialist Certificate program, visit the Purdue University Manufacturing Extension Partnership Web site at http://www.mep.purdue.edu/default.aspx.