Young residents get weatherization training

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WORCESTER —  The Worcester Community Action Council held a hands-on demonstration on weatherization this week to teach young people about energy conservation.

The pilot program included 11 participants from Worcester, who will apply the skills they learned by helping to weatherize houses in the Main South area. The program also provides them with skills for a possible career.

“It’s a different kind of summer job that can lead to a career for anyone looking for work in weatherization and contracting. It’s something they’ve never seen before,” said Mark Sanborn, director of energy resources at WCAC. At the demonstration, participants learned about air sealing, different types of foams and the properties of cellulose, a type of insulation.

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