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Green Pathways Out of Poverty: Workforce Development Initiatives

Green For All convened a diverse group of training providers to share knowledge regarding the common questions about services, partnerships, curriculum, certifications, links to employers, funding and measuring results. The report is a compilation of best practices and resources that make effective workforce development projects in green jobs.

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06/19/09 10:54AM

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Greener Skills: How Credentials Create Value in the Clean Energy Economy

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.

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04/08/10 06:21PM

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Workshop - Career Pathways and Green Jobs (OR)

Charlie Johnson, Green Jobs Economist, Oregon Employment Department and Shalee Hodgson, Community College Education and Workforce Specialist, Oregon Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development Oregon’s Career Pathways Initiative transforms the state’s education system to focus on helping Oregonians attain degrees, certificates, and credentials that lead to demand occupations, increased wage gain, and lifelong learning. Oregon is identifying and mapping career paths and skill progressions that show green jobs from entry-level positions through progressive job advancement opportunities. Each of the five statewide pathways being developed will identify industry and occupational specific competencies for green jobs. Certificates will be developed where appropriate, enabling students to show evidence of technical skill proficiency to help qualify for a job or enhance employment opportunities. Oregon’s green career pathways are being developed to show education and training opportunities at all 17 of the state’s community colleges in a unified and interchangeable manner, a very different approach than the “one pathway at one college” system used for all previous pathways in the state.

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04/01/10 05:27PM

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Workshop - Career Pathways and Green Jobs - Career Pathways Webtool one-page Handout (OR) 0510

Charlie Johnson, Green Jobs Economist, Oregon Employment Department and Shalee Hodgson, Community College Education and Workforce Specialist, Oregon Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development Oregon’s Career Pathways Initiative transforms the state’s education system to focus on helping Oregonians attain degrees, certificates, and credentials that lead to demand occupations, increased wage gain, and lifelong learning. Oregon is identifying and mapping career paths and skill progressions that show green jobs from entry-level positions through progressive job advancement opportunities. Each of the five statewide pathways being developed will identify industry and occupational specific competencies for green jobs. Certificates will be developed where appropriate, enabling students to show evidence of technical skill proficiency to help qualify for a job or enhance employment opportunities. Oregon’s green career pathways are being developed to show education and training opportunities at all 17 of the state’s community colleges in a unified and interchangeable manner, a very different approach than the “one pathway at one college” system used for all previous pathways in the state.

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04/01/10 03:07PM

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Green Standards in Career Clusters

In September, OVAE funded a project designed to help states and local programs integrate green concepts into the career cluster standards and to identify new green occupations.

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11/13/10 07:33AM

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Promoting Decent Work in a Green Economy

The report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) on “Promoting Decent Work in a Green Economy,” which is comparatively short, appears to provide a number of country examples, addresses various sectors, and other timely issues such as OHS and green jobs and green jobs and women workers.

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03/02/11 08:49AM

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Workforce Training: Credentials, Pathways and Pipelines to the Green Economy

This is a link to presentations from a workshop given at the "Good Jobs, Green Jobs" National Conference in Washington, DC, in February 2009. Building a green country requires building a skilled workforce. What does that look like in practice? Developing skills standards for green-collar jobs will benefit workers, employers and consumers alike. For workers, a credential provides mobility and bargaining power, and thus higher wages, in the labor market. For employers, it provides assurance that job applicants meet necessary skill standards. And for consumers, it provides critical information for contracting decisions. This panel addresses successes and challenges for certification and training in the emerging clean-energy economy, where most workers will need more than a high-school diploma, but less than a 4-year degree. Moderator: Sarah White, Senior Associate, Center on Wisconsin Strategy Speakers: Marcy Drummond, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Los Angeles Trade-Tech College (LATTC) Alan Hardcastle, Senior Research Associate, Washington State University Tom Gannon, Manfucturing Field Specialist, Working for America Institute Jane Weissman, Executive Director, Interstate Renewable Energy Council (NY)

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10/26/09 11:25AM

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Green-Collar Jobs in America’s Cities: Building Pathways out of Poverty Careers in the Clean Energy Environment

This is a guide for cities to enhance one critical component of America’s shared prosperity: Training and employing people for the higher wage, family-supporting careers in the new clean, green, energy efficient job sectors. This city guide makes a strong case that pursuing a four-step strategy – essentially a metropolitan green business and jobs development plan – provides a wealth of environmental, economic, and social benefits, including what it calls “a pathway out of poverty” for thousands of unemployed, under-employed, and hard to employ people in disadvantaged neighborhoods. The report was prepared by the Apollo Alliance, Green For All, Center for American Progress and the Center on Wisconsin Strategy.

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10/26/09 07:33PM

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Mapping Green Career Pathways: Job Training Opportunities and Infrastructure

The Apollo Alliance and the Corporation for a Skilled Workforce have teamed up to identify components of Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin's workforce development infrastructure that can be better integrated and scaled up to help fill jobs in the clean energy sector. The reports, Mapping Green Career Pathways: Job Training Opportunities and Infrastructure, recommend strengthening existing training infrastructures to build workers’ skills to fill green-collar jobs that are being created in the construction and manufacturing sectors, which are projected to account for 55 percent of all new jobs in the emerging renewable energy and efficiency industries. According to the reports, many of the elements of a green training infrastructure already exist in each state, but there are still gaps along the green career pathway that must be filled through stronger, more integrated training programs.

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02/18/10 11:34AM

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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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Citizenship and Pathways for a Green Economy

On Monday and Tuesday, September 20-21, the Department of Education held the national Sustainability Education Summit: Citizenship and Pathways for a Green Economy at the Washington Plaza Hotel in Washington, D.C. Approximately 300 participants spent two days discussing ideas and proposals for a national agenda to advance a sustainable economy through education. Participants came from federal agencies, higher education, career and technical education, community colleges, K-12 education, business, and environmental organizations.

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09/28/10 12:36PM

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NACF President to Help Promote Green Jobs in Virginia

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.

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09/30/10 10:18PM

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Towards a Green Economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication

The Report is compiled by UNEP’s Green Economy Initiative in collaboration with economists and experts worldwide. It demonstrates that the greening of economies is not generally a drag on growth but rather a new engine of growth; that it is a net generator of decent jobs, and that it is also a vital strategy for the elimination of persistent poverty. The report also seeks to motivate policy makers to create the enabling conditions for increased investments in a transition to a green economy

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03/02/11 08:56AM

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Youth Employment and Leadership Ladders (YELL)

In 2011, Green For All will extend the focus of the Green Pathways Out of Poverty Community of Practice to include issues facing at-risk and disconnected youth. As the country's green economy grows, there are also growing opportunities for the next generation. The 2011 Youth Employment and Leadership Ladders (YELL) working group will identify opportunities for career pathways and pathways out of poverty for at-risk or disconnected youth.

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03/18/11 08:19AM

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Greening Community Colleges: An Environmental Path to Improving Educational Outcomes

This brief highlights leadership by three community colleges in "greening" their operations, curricula, and communities, while simultaneously addressing local and regional employment and environmental needs. The emerging and expanding green economy has the potential to create not just jobs, but career opportunities across the United States as green manufacturing, products, and services fuel demand for workers at all skill levels. Community colleges are leading the way in defining and addressing these opportunities, developing programs in expanding fields from solar energy to green construction; creating new and better training programs for green jobs; and developing educational pathways that lead to the Associate's and Bachelor's degrees that are key for advancing in these emerging careers. The continuing recession and the prospect of longer-term changes in local economies provide opportunities for all community colleges to demonstrate their value by helping businesses and individuals adjust to challenging economic environments and increase their resilience and chances of prospering.

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04/13/11 06:46AM

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Grant allows environmental job training at FSCJ, with emphasis on veterans

FSCJ environmental program has created possibilities for new careers In 2007 Danny Cummings moved back to Jacksonville, his native city, to help care for his ailing his parents. He had spent two decades plus in the Marines and was working as a Ruby Tuesdays regional manager in Atlanta when he made the move. Back on the First Coast, though, he struggled. “To be honest with you, there weren’t a lot of good-paying jobs,” he said. Cummings, 48, bounced from one temporary job to the next. Each change chipped away at his confidence. Then in 2009, through a job-placement agency, he heard about a new program at Florida State College at Jacksonville offering free training for people interested in environmental work. He applied for a slot in the eight-week course and was accepted. “I was just blown away with the passion,” he said. “The passion for helping veterans, for helping anybody.” Cummings completed the course and landed a job helping clean up the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. This summer, the 11th and 12th classes are under way with 32 total students. They are broken into two groups: one of military veterans, one of non-military citizens. The program is funded through a two-year, $300,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency. Partnering with the Wounded Warrior Project, it targets military veterans. But anyone who is from Duval County and unemployed or under-employed, or working less than 20 hours a week, can apply. Applicants go through a formal interview process, drug screening, background check and must pass an adult basic education test. Pamela Scherer, the program’s general manager, said she and her staff focus on choosing applicants who show a genuine desire to work. Most students are in their 40s.

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07/26/12 09:15AM

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O*NET Report: Greening the World of Work

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02/01/10 02:35PM

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New Resources on the Green CoP

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02/18/10 11:44AM

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O*NET Webinar Questions: O*NET

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03/19/10 04:27PM

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Women's Green Roundtables

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03/17/10 04:15PM

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Eye On Green

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03/29/10 09:46AM

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AWEA Wind Technician Skill Set

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04/15/10 10:41AM

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U.S. Department of Labor's Career Video Challenge

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05/26/10 04:35PM

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The Learning Training Earning = GREEN Project

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06/18/10 01:02PM

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YouthBuild Leads Green Building Efforts

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06/22/10 09:55AM

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Montana Green-Ready Workforce Competency Model

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.

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07/19/10 04:52PM

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Women Working in Environmental Protection

“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.

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09/30/10 10:12PM

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