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Weatherization Training Center Catches Energy Department’s Eye


Brian Sabin tapes Weatherization Training Center instructional specialists Brian K. Wilson, center, and Gerald A. Welshans as they prepare to hang drywall in the tactics lab Wilson and Welshans explain insulation for an instructional video Penn College’s renowned Weatherization Training Center turned soundstage this week, as a video producer for the U.S. Department of Energy shot footage for the agency’s efficiency and renewable-energy division. Brian Sabintrained his camera on instructional specialists Brian K. Wilson (also an alumnus) and Gerald A. Welshans as they demonstrated laboratory exercises typically employed at the newly modernized training center on Reach Road. Sabin also visited a Combustion Analysis and Retrofit class; met with three alumni (Dawn Moody, Kirk Gennett and Karl Orwig) to get a perspective on their WTC training; and spent time in the field with STEP Inc., a local Weatherization Assistance provider.

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