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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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Oregon Green Jobs Definition Poster

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10/13/10 10:16PM

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The Greening of Oregon’s Workforce: Jobs, Wages, and Training

This report, The Greening of Oregon’s Workforce: Jobs, Wages, and Training, produced by the Oregon Employment Department, shows that the state had an estimated 51,402 green jobs in 2008. The report, based on a survey of employers, found that green jobs accounted for three percent of Oregon’s private, state government, and local government employment. Green jobs were reported in all broad industry groups and were spread across 226 occupations. The survey defines a green job as one that provides a service or produces a product in:

  1. Increasing energy efficiency
  2. Producing renewable energy
  3. Preventing, reducing, or mitigating environmental degradation
  4. Cleaning up and restoring the natural environment
  5. Providing education, consulting, policy promotion, accreditation, trading and offsets, or similar services supporting categories 1-4
The three industries with the most green jobs were construction, wholesale and retail trade, and administrative and waste services. Combined, these industries accounted for 47 percent of Oregon’s green jobs.

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10/26/09 01:52PM

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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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Stories and photos from Community Services Consortium in Oregon

This document highlights two successful Recovery Act funded initiatives from Community Services Consortium in Oregon. The Employment and Training Administration has also compiled a ten-part series of “snapshots” examining the innovative features and attributes of a number of summer youth programs across the United States.

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11/09/09 09:13AM

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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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Managing a Green Jobs Survey-LMI Training Institute

The LMI Training Institute held a series of webinars discussing green jobs. This webinar focuses on managing a green jobs survey. Building on an earlier webinar (Green Jobs: Definitions and Analysis, Nov. 17, 2009), we will focus on a key component of a green jobs study: the survey. Few states have engaged in a green jobs survey to date, but with recent funding from ETA many states are proposing to do so during the next 18 months. This webinar will feature staff members from two of the first states to engage in green jobs surveys: Washington and Oregon. How did they go about designing their respective surveys, and what would they do differently with what they know now? What methods were used to ensure a sufficient response rate? How do their surveys differ, and why? What resources would they point other LMI agencies to? Presenters: Greg Weeks, Director, Labor Market and Economic Analysis, Washington Employment Security Department Charlie Johnson, Economist, Workforce and Economic Research, Oregon Employment Department

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04/01/10 04:08PM

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Profiles in Green Building

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.

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09/12/10 09:42PM

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Oregon Green Jobs Growth Plan 2011-2019: An Eight-Year Map to a Green Economy in Oregon

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12/15/10 09:05AM

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Massachusetts takes new approach to green job training

SustainableBusinessOregon gives a cross-country January 5 shout-out to Massachusetts. New site with mid-January launch to contain information on 140 training programs and resources at cleanenergyeducation.org. Note reference to certifications.

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01/07/11 09:55AM

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The Greening of Oregon's Workforce: Jobs, Wages, and Training

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04/16/10 02:30PM

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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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What is the Future of Green Jobs Research?

Charlie Johnson, Green Jobs Economist, Oregon Employment Department reflects on the future of green jobs research.

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12/27/10 08:25AM

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Green Jobs: A Survey of Oregon's Natural Resources Industries Employers

Gail Krumenauer of the Oregon Employment Department discusses in her blog, Green Jobs: A Survey of Oregon’s Natural Resources Industries Employers, the survey’s findings and what it means for labor market information.

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07/25/11 01:57PM

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