Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.78
Liaison Dennis Cochrane
Submission Date Feb. 18, 2021

STARS v2.2

Virginia Tech
EN-12: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.19 / 5.00 Shelly Jobst
Associate Director of Operations and Program Services
Continuing & Professional Education
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Total number of continuing education courses offered:

Number of continuing education courses that are sustainability course offerings:

Percentage of continuing education courses that are sustainability course offerings:

A copy of the institution’s inventory of its continuing education sustainability course offerings and descriptions:

Institution’s inventory of its continuing education sustainability course offerings and descriptions:

· Efficient Energy Use in Drinking Water Production Processes
· Environmental and Sustainability Management System Institute
· Establishing a Successful and Sustainable Waterworks
· GENEDGE Black Belt
· GENEDGE Lean Six Sigma Accelerated Green Belt
· Implementing Lean for Operational Excellence
· Implementing Lean: The Lean Management Conference
· Intro to Green Engineering
· Intro to ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems
· Introduction to Lean Management - VA Benefits
· Leading Practices for Achieving Resilient & Sustainable Water Infrastructure Systems
· Lean Foundations
· Lean Foundations Executive Overview
· Lean Management for Practitioners
· Lean Management for Supervisors & Managers
· Regional Approach for Sustainability
· Sustainable Water Infrastructure Management Certificate Program
· Towards the Digital One-Water Smart Utility of the Future
· Performance, Sustainability and Resiliency of Water Infrastructure Systems

Do the figures reported above cover one, two, or three academic years?:

Does the institution have at least one sustainability-focused certificate program through its continuing education or extension department?:

A brief description of the certificate program(s):

The Environmental and Sustainability Management System (ESMS) Institute was developed in
2002. An ESMS is a set of management processes and procedures that allows an organization to
analyze, control and reduce the environmental impact of its activities, products and services,
and operate with a greater efficiency and control. The institute convenes teams from local,
state and federal government agencies at The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center for four,
three-day workshops spaced approximately three months apart; includes baseline
environmental review and on-site audits. For more information: http://www.cpe.vt.edu/esms/

The Sustainable Water Infrastructure Management (SWIM) Center at Virginia Tech offers an
educational program in Water Infrastructure Asset Management titled “SWIMeD”. The center
launched a new certificate program in 2018. The Essentials of Asset Management Certificate
prepares participants with the skills and know-how needed to address the critical infrastructure
asset management demands of utilities, water systems, local governments, and other entities
operating in the water industry. For more information: http://www.cpe.vt.edu/swim/certificate/index.html

Website URL where information about the institution’s continuing education courses and programs in sustainability is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Not included in the above data:
Continuing and Professional Education and the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics have launched a program to deepen the skills of Farm Credit Administration employees. The $1.3 million deal with the federal agency includes graduate-level courses and noncredit graduate certificate programs. More information available here: https://vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2020/11/outreach-cpe-farmcredit.html?utm_source=cmpgn_news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=vtUnirelNewsDailyCMP_112020-fs

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