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P2GE Staff and Partners

The Sustainability Institute Project Team

Bryan Cordell: Program Manager
    Bryan has led The Sustainability Institute to become nationally recognized for its work in energy conservation training and for transforming South Carolina's built environment. In addition to directing the operations of The Sustainability Institute, Bryan volunteers his expertise and experience to help build the capacity of organizations focused on community sustainability. Bryan served as President of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) -- South Carolina Chapter in 2009. He is currently a member of its Board of Directors and also serves on the Southeast Regional Council for the United States Green Building Council (SERC). Bryan also serves on the Board of Directors of 113 Calhoun Street Foundation, A Center for Sustainability. Bryan was recognized with a "40 under 40" award from the Charleston Regional Business Journal in 2009.

Benjamin Leigh: Program Director, Recruitment & Job Placement
    Ben acts as the Program Director for P2GE.  He coordinates with the training director to recruit participants into a successful weatherization training program. Ben develops job placement opportunities with prospective employers, and also provides direction to the green job coaches. As the Energy Programs Manager for The Sustainability Institute, he manages the Institute’s energy audit and consultation services, organizes and performs weatherizations, provides training for building professionals, and works directly with homeowners to help them make sustainable decisions.

Larry Bratton: Green Job Coach
Larry is the "Green" Job Coach for the P2GE. He teams with Trident One Stop and other community organizations to recruit and assess appropriate participants into the P2GE program. Previously, Larry served as Director of Development for the Low Country Civic Justice Corps (LCJC), a prisoner re-entry program whose purpose was to impact recidivism. For LCJC, Larry promoted life-long changes by incorporating job training and personal development skills that created a more stable foundation for ex-offenders when released into society.

The Trident Technical College Project Team

Russ Darnell: Program Manager
Russ manages the scope of the P2GE program including scheduling and budgeting of the project. Russ aligns stakeholder expectations, provides direction to project directors and meets all reporting requirements assigned by the Department of Labor.

Tim Fulford: Program Director, Training
Tim manages the development and delivery of all training curriculums associated with P2GE. Time also manages instructor and course developers.  He develops appropriate training site(s) and is accountable for property and inventory.

Heather Isley: Project Administrative Assistant
Heather develops and maintains administrative work processes to support project operations.

Charles Tolle: Instructor
The instructors refine course curriculum as needed to satisfy potential employers.  They provide assessment and evaluates participant leaning and award certificates for successful completion of requirement.  They also assure appropriate tools, equipment, materials and training props are available for class , maintained in good order and inventoried according to TTC policy.

Strategic Partners

Trident One Stop
The mission of The Trident One Stop Career System (TOSCS) is to provide the highest quality workforce development services available to their customers.
To accomplish our mission, the have created and integrated an accountable workforce development system so job seekers can find good jobs and employers can find qualified workers.  Ours is a region where the high quality of the workforce is a key asset in attracting and retaining business. Their workforce is supported by a development system that is market-driven and user-friendly.  They provide employers with skilled workers through a collaboration of workforce development services offered by multiple partners in conveniently located one-stop career centers.  Their services are provided through funding from the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and the shared costs of their partners.

Goodwill Industries
Goodwill Industries International enhances the dignity and quality of life of individuals, families and communities by eliminating barriers to opportunity and helping people in need reach their fullest potential through the power of work. Goodwills can provide employees with the skills and interests that meet the requirements of your jobs. They train workers for jobs in hospitality, health care, banking, retail, IT, office administration, custodial services, food services, manufacturing and other industries, depending upon the needs of local employers.

South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation
South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department provides an individualized array of services to help people with disabilities find employment. Many of our clients are highly motivated but need help developing work skills. After eligibility is established, each client participates in an assessment to determine which vocational rehabilitation services are needed to help the client prepare for employment.

To become a strategic partner to the Pathways To a Green Economy Program Contact Benjamin Leigh at the Sustainability Institute at (843) 529-3421 or by email: ben@sustainabilityinstitutesc.org