What is your future plan for growth of the program?
In addition to our current facility, we are expanding into a brand new facility that will become our Sustainable Energy Resources and Technology (SERT) Center. It will house more advanced training, from wind and solar to HVAC and geothermal. It will be a vital resource connecting other renewable and sustainable resources and technologies together. Not only will energy systems continue to be a focus, several other disciplines studying energy delivery as a “system” will be brought together in this unique, new environment. Iowa Lakes Community College’s Environmental Studies and Sustainable Energy programs will connect intuitive “dots” illustrating why sustainability is so vital to America’s future, and an industry training element will offer continuing education and certifications in focus areas. The SERT represents our next step forward in building a pathway toward a sustainable future.