All ninth-graders in Connecticut's 16 technical high schools are learning about solar energy, renewable energy, and energy conservation -- a first step in the schools' ongoing effort to prepare students for what is hoped to be a boom in "green technology" jobs, reports the Hartford Courant. Still being developed, the curriculum is now mostly theoretical, but it does include some instruction about the types of certification or licensing required for certain jobs and the types of companies looking for such skills. Officials are currently writing a more extensive green jobs curriculum that will teach hands-on skills, such as how to


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