Each winning school will receive one Fluke Thermal Imager kit including software, two rechargeable batteries, a charger, an operation manual and a universal serial bus (USB) adapter, the release stated.
According to the release, winners were chosen by a review committee of industry professionals who examined many program elements, including the breadth of course offerings and the types and numbers of certificates and degrees conferred.
The Fluke thermal imagers, which have an estimated value of $5,000, are optimized for roofing inspections, moisture and mold detection, electrical inspections and energy audits, the release noted.
Kirsten Paust, general manager of Fluke Thermography, said: "It is a privilege to contribute to training the young technicians who will keep our homes and businesses warm, comfortable and energy-efficient in the future. We were extremely impressed by the quality and depth of these programs. These advanced Fluke test instruments will help make them even better."
The Fluke Weatherization Grant Program, announced in July 2009, drew applications from more than 100 high schools, community colleges, universities and training programs across the United States and Canada, the release added.
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