Renewable energy workshop at Walters State

Wind and solar energy related careers and work force training will be the focus of a workshop next week at the Center for Workforce Education at Walters State Community College in Morristown.

Renewable Energy and Workforce Development will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m on Wednesday, Aug. 25. The workshop is free but registration is required. Topics to be discussed include, careers around renewable energy, workforce training and educational programs.

Call 423-318-2348 or e-mail to make a reservation.

Location: Room 110, Clifford “Bo” Henry Technology Building, Walters State Community College, 500 S. Davy Crockett Parkway, Morristown.

Speakers: Katie Stokes, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy; Lauren Steier, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy; Rick Carson, Tennessee Valley Authority; Brian Thomas, Barnhart Construction; Thomas Sewell, Walters State Community College; and Marcus Taylor, Appalachian State University

Photo: Knoxville News Sentinel/ Bob Fowler (2008)

Two of the eighteen wind turbines that straddle a two-mile-long stretch of Buffalo Mountain are pictured near Oliver Springs.