Green Initiatives

In part sponsored by President Obama’s economic stimulus package, Summit Academy added a green component to its construction training program. Summit’s green initiatives include innovative vocational training, job placement, and support in the areas of renewable and sustainable energy fields so that people from our most economically disadvantaged communities can enter the economic mainstream through the growing green construction field. By training minority members and women in the skills of the future, Summit gives them access to these green collar jobs, thus multiplying the effectiveness of every federal dollar spent in Minnesota.


Current Pre-Apprentice Construction students study the following green concepts:

  •  Energy Auditing & Building Science
  • Thermal Insulation & Other Insulating Methods
  • Sound Control
  • Solar Energy


Green Initiative Programs and Partnerships

Tour the Green House
H.I.R.E. MN partnership initiatives