Student Profiles

Green Tech Students

Green Technical Education and Employment connects young adults to career opportunities in the emerging clean energy industry. These student profiles illustrate a small sample of the Green Tech influence on developing quality workforce skills through supplemental career techncial education, professional networking and core academic engagement.

Hydeia Zeigler

unnamedHydeia Zeigler graduated from the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) LINKS program with her High School Diploma this Spring. At 18 years old, she is elated about her accomplishment and is eager to develop her workforce skills while continuing her education.

“I’ll be going to Sac City College,” she explains, “I want to become an Accountant for a large corporation.”
Excelling in Math throughout her High School years, she expressed intrigue about the Green Tech Aquaponics project.
“I like it now that we are getting it going.”
Hydeia is one of 25 students who helped to build the Green Tech 1,000 sq. ft. Greenhouse, now housing three separate Aquaponics systems. When fully operating the systems have the capacity to produce more than 2100 heads of lettuce and nearly 100 pounds of fish per year.
After a great deal of hard work and some practical experience at drilling, sawing, measuring and digging, Hydeia says she has learned a lot from Green Tech about “turning off the lights and saving energy and aware of healthy food and nutrition.”
Hydeia enters Sacramento City Community College in the Fall of 2015 and continues developing workforce experience with the Green Tech Education & Employment program.