SkillTech: Basics of High Performance Building

  • The Sustainable Energy Outreach Network (SEON) is now offering this training to builders in northwestern Vermont to develop high performance building skills. The Basics of High Performance Building is designed to advance the knowledge and skills of current builders in new and retrofit construction, all with a special focus on high performance construction and building science principles.

    This course is the foundation course for SEON’s Certified Level I High Performance Builder program, which is a program to educate and mentor the next generation of high performance building professionals. This program offers trainings, mentorship, on-site assistance, and more.

    Learn Vermont Works for Women's TrailBlazers: Women in the Construction Trades prepares women for jobs and apprenticeships in reliable high paying work in construction, electrical, plumbing and pipefitting. The trainings provide a safe, non-judgmental environment for women and gender non-conforming individuals to build skills, gain confidence and explore fields that tend to be male dominated, but where research shows time and again women have equal abilities to thrive and succed.  TrailBlazers is available to individuals 16 years or older, no experience necessary. 


    Day: Class meets on March 12 and 19, 2020

    Time:   3:30pm - 7:30pm

    Total Hours: 8

    Cost:   $250 

    Instructor:   Peter Yost

    Registration:  Course is offered by SEON. Press here for more information. 

SkillTech Nondiscrimination Statement

  • SkillTech  is committed to providing a comfortable and encouraging learning environment for all students. We support and value tolerance and responsibility and expect students to treat each other and the staff with respect. Disrespectful behavior is unwelcome, and interactions that are offensive will not be tolerated. 

    The Center for Technology, Essex does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national
    origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or age in its programs or
    activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies:

    Bob Travers, Director
    2 Educational Drive Suite 200
    Essex Junction, VT 05452


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