Historically Black Fayetteville State University in North Carolina is one of nine educational institutions to receive funding from the U.S. Department of Energy to establish a new Build Training and Assessment Center.
The Fayetteville-Cumberland Regional BTAC will strengthen regional capacity to improve energy utilization efficiencies and provide training for high-quality, in-demand new energy management jobs. This effort is a collaboration between FSU and two key local partners, Fayetteville Technical Community College and Fayetteville Public Works Commission.
Along with the 17 new Industrial Assessment Centers, the Fayetteville-Cumberland Regional BTAC is a part of a $40 million expansion to provide more clean energy workforce training and enhance building and manufacturing efficiency in America.
The goals of the new center are to:
- Increase the number of individuals in the greater Fayetteville region with training in optimizing energy efficiency and environmental performance in commercial and institutional buildings.
- Provide energy assessment services for businesses and institutions.
- Promote promising new technologies to further improve building energy efficiencies.
- Help create new businesses able to improve energy utilization efficiencies.
“It is our strong desire that the Fayetteville-Cumberland Regional Building Training and Assessment Center will be a catalyst for growth in energy management business opportunities and jobs,” said Darrell T. Allison, chancellor of Fayetteville State University. “We now look forward to collaborating with the U.S. Department of Energy and our community partners to create expanded energy management capabilities and better position our students, citizens, and the region to obtain jobs.”