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California Workforce, Education, and Training Needs Assessment for Energy Efficiency, Distributed Generation and Demand Response

On March 17, 2011, The Donald Vial Center on Employment in the Green Economy released the California Workforce, Education, and Training Needs Assessment for Energy Efficiency, Distributed Generation and Demand Response. The study was mandated in the California Long Term Energy Efficiency Strategic plan to provide recommendations to the CPUC and other agencies on the workforce strategies needed to achieve the state’s ambitious energy efficiency goals.

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04/07/11 10:23AM

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Workshop - Green Jobs Survey Results Pt 1 (WA)

The Green Economy through the Employers’ Eyes - Green Jobs Survey Results Greg Weeks, Director - Labor Market & Economic Analysis, Washington State Employment Security Department and Bonnie Graybill - Deputy Labor market information Division Chief, California Employment Development Department California and Washington are among the four states that have completed large sample employer surveys to determine the extent of green jobs across state economies. The two surveys address somewhat different research questions, employ different methodologies, but had consistent results. The presentations will summarize the approach taken in these two state survey efforts, the methods employed, results, and lessons learned. As more states complete green jobs surveys, the lessons learned from the early state surveys should prove valuable as guidance to these later states.

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04/01/10 05:30PM

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Workshop - Green Jobs Survey Results Pt 2 (CA)

The Green Economy through the Employers’ Eyes - Green Jobs Survey Results Greg Weeks, Director - Labor Market & Economic Analysis, Washington State Employment Security Department and Bonnie Graybill - Deputy Labor market information Division Chief, California Employment Development Department California and Washington are among the four states that have completed large sample employer surveys to determine the extent of green jobs across state economies. The two surveys address somewhat different research questions, employ different methodologies, but had consistent results. The presentations will summarize the approach taken in these two state survey efforts, the methods employed, results, and lessons learned. As more states complete green jobs surveys, the lessons learned from the early state surveys should prove valuable as guidance to these later states.

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04/01/10 05:34PM

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Teaming Up for Greener Healthcare

Funded by an Employment and Training Administration grant, a national initiative led by Healthcare Career Advancement Program, also known as H-CAP, has paved the way for the Los Angeles County and USC General Hospital's Environmental Services department to forge a labor-management partnership called, "Greening Healthcare and Advancing Careers." The project – aimed at reducing waste, promoting recycling, using less toxic chemicals and improving health and safety for patients and staff -- is being piloted under the leadership of H-CAP, Health Care Without Harm; North Seattle Community College; the Service Employees International Union Education and Support Fund and The Labor Management Project. During a recent visit by Jordan Barab, deputy assistant secretary for occupational safety and health, workers talked about their new understanding of the impact of their work on patient care, as well as their own health and safety.

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08/05/11 11:54AM

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Green Collar Jobs: An Analysis of the Capacity of Green Businesses to Provide High Quality Jobs to Men and Women with Barriers to Employment

This is a case study conducted in Berkeley, CA regarding the job opportunities available in green businesses in the area for hard to employ populations. Concludes that opportunities are available and that the hard to employ can enter employment into green businesses.

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10/26/09 11:10AM

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Oakland Green Job Corps

The Green Jobs Corps is a collaboration among community-based organizations, unions, the City of Oakland, and private companies. It will provide local Oakland residents with job training, support, and work experience so that they can independently pursue careers in the new energy economy. The Green Jobs Corps will:
• Recruit participants and provide them with ongoing support; • Teach participants “soft” skills: general life skills necessary to be successful in any work environment; • Teach participants "hard" skills: specific required to work on new energy projects as a member of the Oakland Green Corps; • Provide participants with employment experience for a limited time on City-funded renewable energy and efficiency projects; • Support participants in transitioning from the Oakland Green Jobs Corps into independent employment.

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10/26/09 11:13AM

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Green Jobs Guidebook

The Green Jobs Guidebook is a resource on California’s current and growing green jobs marketplace. The Guidebook lists green jobs throughout California and includes profiles of over 200 occupations. Additional information includes job descriptions, salaries, educational requirements, certifications, employers, market growth potential, job training and placement programs, and apprenticeship programs.

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10/26/09 11:20AM

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Clean Energy & Green Building Careers in the Silicon Valley Community Forum

An e-book, PowerPoint and Training Materials designed to help individuals explore and research green careers available in the Silicon Valley.

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10/26/09 11:31AM

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The Green Coast Innovation Zone

The Green Coast Innovation Zone (GCiZ) is a regional strategy to leverage public and private assets and natural resources to stimulate innovation and entrepreneurship through research, business incubation, focused workforce development, targeted economic development and policy development. The GCiZ will focus on the emerging green economy including, renewable energy, and other technologies that promote sustainability as well as public engagement in the process of “going green.” The goal of the GCiZ is to facilitate in the transformation of a more sustainable economy and environment through targeted economic and workforce development opportunities in the three contiguous counties of Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo in California. The three counties also have common geographic, demographic and economic profiles including similar industry sectors. Each county has at least one major university and a military installation where research and product development can occur.

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10/26/09 07:34PM

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California's Green Workforce Coalition

In California the Green Workforce Coalition (Coalition) is a community partnership organized by a local WIB in February 2008, whose mission is to guide the development of a skilled green workforce and a sustainable future. Article describes the partners, mission and objectives of the Coalition and could be instructive to workforce organi8zations seeking to implement “green” initiatives.

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10/26/09 07:36PM

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Green Spotlight: State Partnerships

A brief description of California, New Jersey, and Oregon’s efforts towards green partnerships and initiatives

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11/06/09 08:07AM

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Understanding the "Green" Economy

What is a "Green" industry or occupation? There are many aspects of work that could be considered green, such as new materials, methods, products, and services. However, we do not yet have a common language capturing the broad and varied nature of green industries and jobs. Several states and many local organizations are working collaboratively to better understand and promote the effects of clean and green technology on our economy. Following is a collection of information from those efforts. The California Employment Development Department put together a “Digest” website that includes links to “Green” reports and summaries.

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11/11/09 02:43PM

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Measurement and Analysis of Employment in the Green Economy

The Workforce Information Council (WIC) recently released the final report of its Green Jobs Study Group. The report is the first of its kind in providing key insights into green jobs definitions and analysis from various agency leaders who have already designed and executed studies to assess the green economy at the state level. As such, it is an immense resource for individuals working in labor market information, economic development, and applied research. There is, however, no single accepted definition for a green job, or an agreed-upon manner to analyze the green economy. This report details the thought process behind key green economy studies conducted at the state level, and lessons learned in how this ill-defined area of the economy is best studied. Key discussion items from the report include: • Before engaging in an analysis of the green economy, it is important to know what it is that you are trying to show in the study. Various state reports tackle the topic in different ways based upon the unique strengths and policy implications present. • Defining the terms of what entails a green job or green economic activity is not easy. States have defined the concepts in various ways. The report illustrates different definitions and provides guidance on how to establish definitions useful for measurement. • The survey method is common to quantify the green economy. The report provides guidance for an effective survey-based study, from the initial planning through the dissemination of the final report. • Depending on the purpose of the study, states are also using analytical and qualitative methods. Using data currently available and interview methods, states have compiled reports. Others, namely Michigan, have combined these methods with a survey in its analysis. • Areas for further development and an action plan for how to move forward with capturing green economy data in LMI are discussed.

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11/30/09 03:53PM

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VIDEO: Building Green Skills in California

This video was originally posted on the Apprenticeship Community of Practice (http://21stcenturyapprenticeship.workforce3one.org).

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03/12/10 09:49AM

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Green Jobs: Definitions and Analysis

The LMI Training Institute held a webinar series discussion green jobs. This webinar is the first of several webinars and focuses on the definition of green jobs. Policy makers around the country are focusing on the Green Economy, posing challenges to LMI staff in terms of how to best define what a green job is, and how to quantify the number of green jobs in their state. With no boilerplate to follow, states are taking on this challenge in different ways. This session will provide examples of how states are using surveys and other research methods to quantify green jobs, and the ways in which green job definitions vary state-to-state. The panel will be made up of individuals running these studies at the state level. Presenters include: Bonnie Graybill, Deputy Division Chief, Porgram and Local Information Section, California Labor Market Information Division Rick Waclawek, Director, LMI & Strategic Initiatives, Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Growth

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04/05/10 11:44AM

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Making Green Work toolkit launched

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

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04/08/10 12:30PM

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Clean Energy Training Helps Unemployed Find Green Jobs

GETS is a program that provides free technical training for jobs in energy efficiency and green building industries to displaced construction workers and adults with employment barriers. The GETS program was developed and is implemented by Rising Sun Energy Center, a Berkeley-based 501(c)3 non-profit that began in 1994 as a renewable energy education center. Rising Sun has since evolved into a leading green workforce development and retrofit services organization, partnering with the RichmondBUILD Green Jobs Training Academy to recruit and train area residents for careers in building performance.

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10/01/10 11:26AM

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California Governor Announces Launch of Green Jobs Website

California is once again striving to put itself at the forefront of the green community. Recently California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announced a new green economy initiative for Californians. To help Californians find employment opportunities in green industries, The Golden State has launched an all-new Clean Energy Jobs website.

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10/12/10 09:49PM

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San Bernardino County to offer veterans green job training

One hundred San Bernardino County military veterans will have an opportunity to receive job training in the solar and wind energy fields under a new program approved Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors.

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11/18/10 09:19PM

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California Green Collar Training Program Sees the Light

The defeat of California's Proposition 23, a measure that would have suspended the state's landmark Global Warming Solutions Act, can be attributed in large part to Tom Steyer, a hedge fund manager who donated $10 million to the No On 23 campaign. Now Steyer has extended his commitment to clean energy with a $250,000 donation to the California Advanced Lighting Controls Training Program (CALCTP), a collaboration of statewide utilities, UC Davis, the community college system, and electrical labor and management unions.

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11/18/10 09:54PM

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Ecology Action’s $33M Green Energy Bonanza

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.

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11/25/10 12:20PM

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California’s Green Economy: Summary of Survey Results

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11/30/10 08:17PM

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Green building pre-apprenticeship training program offered Deadline Dec. 17

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.

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12/02/10 09:07PM

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Edison International Invests Another $1 Million in its Green Jobs Education Initiative to Support California Community Colleges

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.

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12/13/10 10:50PM

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O.C. green jobs grow 67%

Orange County was third in the state after the Bay Area and Sacramento for green job growth from 1995 to 2009, according to a report released today.

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01/19/11 09:18PM

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Green Jobs Growing in California

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01/24/11 09:05AM

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Community Colleges Lead in Training Students for Green Jobs

In just three short months, 355 community colleges have joined the Sustainability Education & Economic Development (SEED) Center, www.TheSEEDCenter.org, pledging leadership in green job training, and reaping the benefits. The SEED Center, launched in October 2010, is a leadership initiative, resource center, and sharing environment for community colleges, created by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and ecoAmerica, that provides strategic guidance and resources for schools to dramatically scale-up sustainability education and workforce training programs to provide students with the skills to join the new, green economy.

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01/27/11 06:21PM

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Green is good in a blue state

Written by Greg Lucas who states: "Change one letter in Gordon Gecko’s infamous credo and it becomes the mantra of Democratic policymakers from President Obama to Gov. Jerry Brown and the majorities of the state Senate and Assembly: Green is good. In their eyes, it’s very, very good. Perhaps too good."

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02/04/11 03:15PM

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Public forum to explore Napa County’s ‘green’ economy

Napa businesses have discovered it’s good to be “green,” according to a new study released by the Napa County Workforce Investment Board (WIB). Local business people, employers, educators, career counselors, job-seekers and others interested in the “green” economy are invited to a forum on March 7 where the report will be presented and attendees can take part in the discussion on local emerging green economy and the jobs it represents.

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02/22/11 08:34AM

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Rebuilding Green: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the Green Economy

The BlueGreen Alliance and the Economic Policy Institute just released Rebuilding Green: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the Green Economy. Page 33 of this report is essentially a one-page summary of the DOL grantee Utility Workers Union of America that has three sites (in CA, NJ, and MA) and received close to $5 million. There are introductory paragraphs that mention the $500 million appropriated to DOL through the Recovery Act to train workers for green jobs.

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03/10/11 10:18AM

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