$2 Million to Retrain Workers for Green Construction Jobs 

Catherine Pegram

More than $2 million is on its way to the Greater Bangor area to help retrain local workers for green construction jobs. Eastern Maine Development Corporation is getting $2.1 million in federal stimulus money. EMDC will work with a number of local partners, including Eastern Maine Community College and the United Technologies Center, to create the retraining program.More than 100 workers will learn how to construct more energy efficient buildings. In addition to being re-trained, they’ll also build seven energy efficient homes in the area.