•  09-23-2010 -- CCAC hosts Pittsburgh National Alternative Fuel Vehicles Odyssey Day

    Press Release

    PITTSBURGH-The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)-West Hills Center will partner with the Pittsburgh Regional Clean Cities (PRCC), Three Rivers Clean Energy and the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) to raise awareness and foster a greater understanding of alternative fuels, alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) and advanced technology vehicles as part of the DOE Clean Cities Program's Odyssey Day on Friday, October 15.

    The event will be held from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and is open to CCAC students as well as the general public. The CCAC West Hills Center is located at 1000 McKee Road, Oakdale PA, 15071.

    The goals of Odyssey are to enhance understanding and enthusiasm regarding AFVs to advance the nation's economic, environmental and energy security by supporting local decisions to adopt practices that contribute to the reduction of petroleum consumption and dependency on foreign oil.

    Clean Cities has a network of approximately 90 volunteer coalitions developing both public and private partnerships to promote alternative fuels and advanced vehicles, fuel blends, fuel economy, hybrid vehicles and idle reduction. The CCAC-West Hills Center will offer hybrid training classes in the spring. The CCAC Green Institute programs will also be showcased during Odyssey

    For more information, please call Bob Koch 412.788.7378 or Gretchen Mullin-Sawicki at 412.369.3616.


    About CCAC
    The Community College of Allegheny County is the largest institution of postsecondary higher education in Pennsylvania. The college serves 30,000 credit students through 170 degree and certificate programs and offers thousands of lifelong learning non-credit and workforce development courses to 35,000 students annually. Incorporating a learning-centered environment committed to the future of the region, CCAC continues to expand its reach through innovative programming and accessible instruction offered via convenient day, evening, weekend and online courses. With four campuses and six centers serving Allegheny County and surrounding communities, CCAC endeavors to fulfill its mission to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region's residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society.