Local conservation organizations are taking the saying “If you build it, they will come” one step further by throwing a little maintenance into the mix.
Yellowstone-Teton Clean Cities and Energy Conservation Works are hoping that if they can ensure the availability of local service providers for compressed natural gas vehicles, it will increase the valley’s adoption rate of automobiles using the cleaner technology.
To reach that goal, the organizations — with assistance from the Teton Conservation District — are making eight full scholarships available for a compressed natural gas mechanic training course that begins on Monday.
Yellowstone-Teton Clean Cities and Energy Conservation Works are hosting the two-day course on Aug. 5 and 6 at Lower Valley Energy. The Teton Conservation District is providing the full scholarships for the classes, which typically would run $2,080 per person.