A training program aimed at helping military veterans gain a foothold in the green construction industry will begin a new class on Nov. 4. The VetsBuild Long Island class will take up to 20 applicants, and possibly more, said Abdi Akgun, a program recruiter.

Bank of America provided a grant for the five-week, free class, Akgun said. The vets will learn the basics of weatherization and energy efficiency onsite. The class also includes 10 hours of safety training.

United Veterans Beacon House, a Bay Shore nonprofit where Akgun is based, recruits and handles enrollment, he said. United Way of Long Island will provide instructors and job counselors. To register, call Tim Scherer of United Veterans Beacon House at 631-665-1571.

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