Video by Pauline Vernon South Energy Training Consortium Energy Training Partnership Grant
An article posted on the White House Blog by Lisa P. Jackson, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
This March 4th event is the first of three North Carolina sessions. Subsequent regional summits on green jobs will be held on March 18 and March 25.
Check out this handout that provides good tips to create a community-wide green jobs partnership.
Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson and Director of the U.S. Peace Corps, Aaron Williams, announced a Memorandum of Understanding to facilitate stronger institutional ties between the two organizations. The MOU will explore opportunities to collaborate on a wide range of environmental issues -- including efforts to bring cleaner cookstoves to millions in the developing world -- while engaging young people, expanding the conversation on environmentalism, and supporting local solutions for communities here at home and around the world.
Edison International has invested another $1 million in its innovative Green Jobs Education Initiative for green education and job training at California community colleges. The company has provided a total of $2 million for the program within the last 12 months.
The County of Humboldt, in partnership with College of the Redwoods and the California Conservation Corps, will provide free training and hands-on experience in the green building profession for young adults between 18-24 years old starting Jan. 24, 2011 for 13 weeks.
Energy Upgrade California is a mega-partnership between groups that don’t always play nice: The California Public Utilities Commission, California Energy Commission, investor-owned utilities, publicly owned utilities, cities, counties and nonprofits. It will use federal stimulus funds to green up existing homes and buildings while also putting green into local economies. Homeowners will have access to rebates, incentives, money-saving energy improvements and participating contractors, who receive training and certification as part of the program.
The prestigious Presidents Round Table and Maryland’s Legislative Black Caucus Foundation have announced the second annual Green Energy Business Conference [GEBOC] for May 3, 2011. The diversity conference will be hosted at the newly remodeled BWI Marriott at Baltimore-Washington International Airport.
AgBioworks Regional Initative is proud to announce the Mid-South Biobased Trade Association. The Mid-South Biobased Trade Association was formed to support the development of the biobased industry in the Mid-South region of the U.S. The Association members include a broad range of stakeholders in the biobased industry: farmers, seed companies, processers, manufacturers, and merchandisers, as well as researchers, small businesses and other individuals and institutions.
Kermit the Frog once declared "It's not easy being green." The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) has partnered with Purdue University Technical Assistance Program (TAP) on a Green Manufacturing Specialist Certificate Program. They are making it easier for manufacturing professionals to become green workers — one of the fastest growing segments of the U.S. workforce.
At this year’s Greenbuild, the annual conference hosted by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), green jobs takes center stage in the form of a Green Jobs Summit and Green Jobs Fair. The events will take place on November 16 in Chicago and are hosted in partnership with the BlueGreen Alliance and the City of Chicago.
The Green Jobs Summit is a half-day event convening industry stakeholders from the green jobs and green building industries. Hosted by USGBC in partnership with the Blue Green Alliance and the City of Chicago, the Green Jobs Summit will bring together trainers, funders, employers, union leaders, policy-makers, advocates, community groups and job seekers for a productive conversation about green jobs in the green building industry. Keynotes and educational sessions will highlight best practices, challenges and next steps for green building jobs programs. Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary of Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor will be presenting at the closing session.
In an effort to create a greener and more energy efficient state, Colorado has committed over $5 million to prepare its workforce for green industry careers. Funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and administered through the US Department of Labor, the Colorado State Energy Sector Partnership will work with local workforce investment boards, businesses, and Everblue Training Institute to catalyze job growth and awareness in the green energy sector.
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.
The Florida Department of Corrections has been awarded a $740,000 federal grant to establish a technology program to train inmates nearing release to become certified in Photovoltaic System (solar panel) installation. The grant was awarded by the Department of Justice as part of the Second Chance Act Technology Careers Training Demonstration Projects for Incarcerated Adults.
Over 300 Schools Join AACC Initiative to Create More Competitive Workforce
National Clean Fuels President and CEO Maurice Stone will be on hand in Virginia Beach, Va., to help introduce a cooperative effort between the National Black Chamber of Commerce and Sustainable Training Solutions to prepare minority contractors for green job opportunities.
With jobs in the country’s emerging clean energy sector growing more than twice as fast as jobs overall, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and Jobs for the Future (JFF) have joined forces on a two-year project that will spur green jobs education, innovation and training at community colleges in the United States.
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.