Today, the Sheet Metal, Air, Rail & Transportation Workers Local 33 (SMART) union and the Cleveland chapter of Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) hosted legislators and business leaders for a roundtable discussion highlighting the benefits of energy efficiency for Ohio’s economy, including the creation of good-paying jobs.
Elected officials also toured the SMART Local 33 Training Center, where apprentices engage in hands-on training to learn the skills necessary for careers in energy efficiency throughout northeast Ohio. “With more than 78,000 Ohioans working in the growing energy efficiency sector, the numbers speak for themselves,” said Mike Coleman, President of SMART Local 33. “Investments in energy efficiency support good, local jobs that can’t be outsourced, while helping businesses save money.”
Read the full press release, check out a blog post from the President of SMACNA Cleveland, read coverage of the event in Midwest Energy News, and view photos from the event below.