In 2010, the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services (DWS) received a $4.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to provide training for green jobs in the following areas: energy efficient building, construction and retrofitting; renewable electric power; and energy efficiency assessment. The grant was funded with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dollars. As a result, the Arkansas Apprenticeship Coalition, with a sub-grant it received from the Arkansas DWS, purchased the new mobile training unit to aid in apprenticeship training for jobs in "green" industries.
This FEDERAL REGISTER announcement today about an April 14 meeting interest to BRG, YouthBuild, Apprenticeship, Job Corps, and AACC SEED. Building Energy Codes Program: Presenting and Receiving Comments to DOE Proposed Changes to the International Green Construction Code (IgCC).
U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis commended the Laborers' International Union of North America today for training workers to get green jobs. The construction workers union, with about 9,000 to 10,000 local members, is training members and non-members at its Michigan Laborers' Training & Apprenticeship Institute to build environmentally friendly transportation systems, energy infrastructure and green buildings.
The U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA), Chicago Office, is seeking proposals for workshops at Heartland 2011 to be held March 30-April 1, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The proposal submission deadline is November 19, 2010, click "view page now" for more information.
Please join us for the fourth annual Manufacturing Summit on Green Collar Jobs and Apprenticeship Transforming the 21st Century Skilled Workforce, on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm at The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. This is the place to gain valuable insights from a roster of senior level leaders addressing the skills deficit in U.S. manufacturing, and best practices, including - the critical role of apprenticeship programs - the value of public/private partnerships in training - the intersection of training and green collar jobs.
“Women Working in Environmental Protection” teleconference provided an overview of the industry today, including information on the workforce, career opportunities and pathways, and the future potential of the industry.
Meet some of the people working in the new green economy including Lydia Doleman, General Contractor specializing in alternative construction; Carmy Robertson, Building Analyst and Energy Auditor; Al Devita, Training Director for the Oregon Laborer's Apprenticeship, and Tara Webb, apprentice electrician. Made by Dawn Jones for Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. Music by James Jones. Click on the "view page now" to watch the video.
Read the blog from the U.S. Department of Labor's Secretary Solis on her visit to Denver earlier this month.
An American Recovery Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Energy Training Partnership grant recipient, Montana Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee, is using its grant to targets current craft workers in need of skill upgrades. The success of the grant project to date was the ability to submit a grant proposal that included ten different Joint Apprenticeship & Training Councils (JATCs) from across the state.
This video was originally posted on the Apprenticeship Community of Practice (http://21stcenturyapprenticeship.workforce3one.org).
The Office of Apprenticeship, with the states of Kansas and Washington, will highlight areas of TEGL 14-08 that incorporate Registered Apprenticeship into policies regarding the activities authorized under the Recovery Act and the Workforce Investment Act. The Webinar will highlight those areas and provide examples from the states of Kansas and Washington on state and local registered apprenticeship activities that can be funded within TEGL 14-08. Areas to be discussed will include: An Overview of TEGL 14-08 - Specifically areas where Registered Apprenticeship is identified by the Office of Apprenticeship Administrator John Ladd. State-wide Policy and Strategic Planning - Liz Smith will discuss Washington State's strategies that utilize Registered Apprenticeship. This is based on state evaluations showing Registered Apprenticeship tops all workforce programs in wages and outcomes. Resource Alignment - Linda Sorrell will highlight Kansas strategies to leverage resources through collaborations between the public workforce system and Registered Apprenticeship. Service Delivery - Linda Sorrell will show how Kansas has incorporated Registered Apprenticeship into the public workforce system’s service delivery operations as part of daily business. Linda Sorrell and Liz Smith will highlight areas where Registered Apprenticeship and the public workforce system are addressing the skill needs of businesses within the green technologies sectors; and highlight areas where pre-apprenticeships are being utilized to help create a pipeline of workers prepared with 21st century skills.
“Building a Green Collar Workforce in Chicagoland,” a new report by the Chicagoland Green Collar Jobs Initiative, points to the job creation potential of green collar jobs in the Chicago region. It highlights the numerous policy opportunities – including climate legislation, additional resources for environmental programs, and changes to environmental standards – that may help spur the development of new green collar jobs throughout Chicagoland. The report also explores the specific green occupations most likely to experience significant growth in the Chicago region. To view a related Webinar on Chicagoland, go to: http://www.workforce3one.org/view/web105/info
Seattle Vocational Institute Pre-apprenticeship Construction Training (PACT) helps to meet the demand for green-collar workers in the construction trades by preparing low-income individuals for career opportunities in commercial construction. The mission of SVI is to provide an opportunity to those most in need, while meeting the demand in the local construction industry for qualified workers.
This updated guide, produced by the AFL-CIO Working for America Institute and its Center for Green Jobs, focuses on the implications of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) for union-supported occupational training programs and their training partners.