October 22, 2019, Ellicottville, NY – North Park Innovations Group, Inc., a woman-owned, small business in Ellicottville, NY, today announced it received a clean energy training award from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to help address the increasing demand for skilled workers in the state’s rapidly growing clean energy economy.
Selected through a competitive selection process for a two-year contract, this $250,000 in cost-sharing funding will enable North Park to develop curriculum and high-tech products, and train thousands of current and future technicians in New York State’s Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) industry. They will learn to install and use cutting-edge devices with integrated intelligent software and reporting, improving energy efficiency in HVAC systems all across the state.
“We are proud to be equipping these technicians of the future with state-of-the-art technologies,” states Lori Northrup, Chairman. “It is inspiring to be able to expand our support of vocational choices in the clean energy economy of New York State, providing well-paid, high-tech careers that are in great demand now and in the future. NYSERDA’s financial assistance stretches what we can accomplish, and is truly a win-win,” says Northrup.
There will be opportunities for commercial HVAC contractors and vocational schools to receive complimentary iConnect® Training and iManifold® products and curriculum for training and testing. Any interested contractors or schools should contact [email protected], or call Customer Service at 716-699-2031.
Alicia Barton, President and CEO of NYSERDA, said, “Under Governor Cuomo’s leadership, New York is on path to a carbon-neutral economy across all sectors that is helping fuel clean energy job opportunities throughout the state’s rapidly growing industry. We are pleased to watch the accomplishments of North Park Innovations as they continue to design, manufacture and program high-tech energy-saving and training products to ensure New York workers have every opportunity to thrive in this high-growth field.”
NYSERDA’s Clean Technology Training Program supports organizations and across the state providing training and experience to workers in clean energy businesses. Learn more about the program and how to apply on its funding opportunity page.
In addition to developing training and systems to complement their products in the IoT of HVAC, North Park Innovations is working with the State University of New York at Buffalo to build machine learning and artificial intelligence into the power of their solutions.