Clean energy through various hands-on applications is making its way to the Tec-SMART campus. Submitted photo.
continued In a statement from NYSERDA, the company touted the program’s coursework, which includes environmental science and sustainability, nanotechnology, wind energy, green economics and public policy, photovoltaic theory and design, clean technologies and related field experiences.
Superintendent of the Ballston Spa Central School District Joseph Dragone applauded NYSERDA and Hudson Valley’s support in expanding the opportunities for local students.
“It’s going to provide them (students) access to the most technologically advanced equipment related to those (clean and sustainable) industries,” said Dragone.
Muller said the program will help prepare the students for the tech-heavy job market they will face upon graduation, especially in the Capital District.
“This is becoming clean tech hub here,” Muller said. “Between what’s going on with Global Foundries and the Nano Tech College at the University of Albany, these programs give the students a great foundation to continue their learning and getting out into the workforce. Employers want people who have the skill set and the hands-on experience, both of which are being offered through the Ballston Spa program.”