Connecticut received the $3.4 million State Energy Sector Partnership grant last year as part of a nationwide effort to grow industries focusing on environmental sustainability and energy efficiency. Through the grant, the state wants to ensure it has enough educated workers to meet the needs of those growing industries. In March 2011, the Connecticut Office of Workforce Competitiveness began bringing in experts to meet with the state’s industries to discuss their environmentally friendly efforts, their training, and what needs to be done to provide a steady flow of GREEN-COLLAR workers. Eemax was one of the Connecticut-based companies spotlighted as a small, growing GREEN company.
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