Cur¬≠tis Mar¬≠tin, Ante¬≠lope Val¬≠ley Clean Cities Coor¬≠di¬≠na¬≠tor, will be con¬≠duct¬≠ing the Alter¬≠na¬≠tive Fuels Learn¬≠ing Pro¬≠gram train¬≠ing at Rio Hon¬≠do Com¬≠mu¬≠ni¬≠ty Col¬≠lege in Whit¬≠ti¬≠er, Calif., with train¬≠ing part¬≠ner Pro¬≠fes¬≠sor John Frala. Mar¬≠tin will be con¬≠duct¬≠ing the last Train-The-Train¬≠er work¬≠shop for Clean Cities Coor¬≠di¬≠na¬≠tors on Dec. 11, and the gen¬≠er¬≠al stakeholder/public train¬≠ing will be con¬≠duct¬≠ed on Dec. 12 by Frala. This pro¬≠gram is fund¬≠ed through US Dept. of Ener¬≠gy and devel¬≠oped by the Nation¬≠al Alter¬≠na¬≠tive Fuels Train¬≠ing Con¬≠sor¬≠tium (NAFTC), in con¬≠junc¬≠tion with West Vir¬≠ginia State Uni¬≠ver¬≠si¬≠ty (WVSU,) which will be present for this train¬≠ing ses¬≠sion. Those attend¬≠ing the Train-The-Train¬≠er ses¬≠sion will be cer¬≠ti¬≠fied to go out and repro¬≠duce this train¬≠ing in their regions. Clean Cities Coor¬≠di¬≠na¬≠tors across the coun¬≠try are high¬≠ly encour¬≠aged to attend.
The NAFTC Clean Cities Learn¬≠ing Pro¬≠gram will sup¬≠port the mis¬≠sion of the DOE Vehi¬≠cle Tech¬≠nolo¬≠gies Pro¬≠gram by rais¬≠ing aware¬≠ness and fos¬≠ter¬≠ing a greater under¬≠stand¬≠ing of alter¬≠na¬≠tive fuels and advanced tech¬≠nol¬≠o¬≠gy vehi¬≠cles. The pro¬≠gram pro¬≠vides Clean Cities Coali¬≠tions, and oth¬≠er stake¬≠hold¬≠ers, with state-of-the-art cur¬≠ric¬≠u¬≠la and train¬≠ing, out¬≠reach and edu¬≠ca¬≠tion mate¬≠ri¬≠als, and a con¬≠cen¬≠trat¬≠ed mar¬≠ket¬≠ing and com¬≠mu¬≠ni¬≠ca¬≠tions plan, includ¬≠ing resources avail¬≠able from an Online Tool¬≠box. It also pro¬≠vides aware¬≠ness and tech¬≠ni¬≠cal edu¬≠ca¬≠tion to encour¬≠age con¬≠sumer deci¬≠sions to adopt vehi¬≠cles and fuels that will sig¬≠nif¬≠i¬≠cant¬≠ly reduce the con¬≠sump¬≠tion of petro¬≠le¬≠um-based fuels. The two ses¬≠sions will run from 8am to 5pm each day. For more infor¬≠ma¬≠tion con¬≠tact Cur¬≠tis Mar¬≠tin at VisionCC@Verizon.net.