Center of Wisconsin Strategy (COWS) follow-up report to their Greener Pathways report. The report highlights some of the green programs, skills, and credentials available today. It focuses on the prominent certifications in renewable energy and energy efficiency.
As the United States embarks on its journey toward a clean energy economy, the buzz about the promise of “green jobs” has gained momentum among politicians, media, community organizers, educators, and workforce development stakeholders. A new brief from the Heldrich Center, identifies the types of jobs and skills that will be in demand in this green future and the factors that are driving the new energy economy and the growth of its workforce. The brief also considers strategies for building competitive, flexible workforce systems that can respond to emerging employer needs and highlights best practices occurring around the nation.
The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights launched the Making Green Work: Best Practices in Green-Collar Job Training toolkit. The toolkit is a product of both the Ella Baker Center and the Oakland Apollo Alliance. Features: - Organization’s definition of a green collar job - Best practices for green jobs training programs - Case studies from California-based green jobs training programs - Resource section
October is Disability Awareness Month, so this is the first resource that supports green opportunities and the disabled employee population.
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.
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.
Check out this handout that provides good tips to create a community-wide green jobs partnership.
On April 28 and 29, 2011, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) hosted the ARRA State Labor Market Information Improvement (LMII) Grantee Symposium. The Symposium focused on the research and results gained by the State LMII grantees. Attendees discussed and shared their outcomes with each other through two (2) full days of presentations, panels, and networking opportunities. The symposium agenda and speakers' presentations, along with an archive of audio and video feed of the panels and special presentations on both days is available for your use http://www.dol.gov/dol/media/webcast/20110518-eta-greenjobs . The State LMI Improvement (SLMII) Grantee Symposium presentations and panel discussions are now available on YouTube and at: https://winwin.workforce3one.org/view/4101115146126722546/info
Over 300 Schools Join AACC Initiative to Create More Competitive Workforce
Last year SJF Institute and Green For All together launched the Green Jobs Award Program to identify, recognize, and promote private companies in the U.S. that are leaders in quality green job creation. The program, developed with support from the Citi Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation, celebrates privately-held businesses making valuable contributions to both the economy and the environment. The application process was open to private companies with at least $500,000 in revenue, and with a business model that preserves or enhances environment quality. Applicants were judged on their environmental contribution, quality of jobs and benefits, the diversity of employment opportunities, and their level of community engagement.
Held on January 26 & 27, 2011 at the Saint Louis University Center for Sustainability This free event connects employers, educators, public policy makers and citizens for the future of our region's green economy.
Free webinar on Green Labor Market Information Key Findings and Promising Practices at 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon EDT on Friday May 20, 2011. The purpose of this webinar is to discuss high level findings and evolving promising practices from Green Jobs Labor Market Information Studies conducted throughout the country, with particular emphasis on Idaho, Florida, the Mid-Atlantic, and Pennsylvania. In addition, we will hear about recent and planned activity related to green employment from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. To Register Visit: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/530795/MARC-Green-Webinar