BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — As cities build for a greener future, The Benjamin Franklin Cummins Institute of Technology is preparing grads to run the buildings.
With a $300,000 federal grant, the school is building a Clean Energy Buildings Automation Program, where students will be able to learn how to run and maintain these new systems.
Massachusetts Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley visited the school Monday to hand over a check. Martin Loiseau, Dean of Academics at BFIT, said the grant is going to a crucial field.
“Any new building going up will have new technology that is going to require someone to have an understanding of HVAC as well as electronic devices,” Dean Loiseau said.
Garth Ramos is one of the future pros. “This new technology is great because, you know, it’s not just a program. It actually has a lot to do with the Coronavirus,” said Ramos. “You have to be able to ventilate all the nasty air.”
Most of Ben Franklin’s students are first generation Americans and make less than $25,000 a year. After graduation, they’ll be running your home and office.
WBZ NewsRadio’s Karyn Regal (@KarynRegal) Reports: