Connecticut Governor Signs Executive Order on Green Jobs

Posted by Chad Bullock - On October 26, 2009 (EST)

Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell has established guidelines to train and develop the state’s green collar workforce through an executive order that calls for the following:
  • Requires state agencies to plan for growth of green industries and identifies those jobs that will qualify as “green jobs;”
  • Creates a Green Collar Jobs Council comprising of state agencies;
  • Investigates allocating funds for existing job training to the new comprehensive 21st Century Green Jobs Training Initiative;
  • Investigates allocating up to 25 percent of funding from federal stimulus package for green, shovel-ready projects;
  • Gives priority to green energy projects over other economic development projects when awarding grants from the Small Manufacturers Competitiveness Fund; and
  • Develops a plan to implement a green transportation corridor.

The intent of the executive order create a green workforce that will meet the needs of the growing clean energy business sector, attract new investments and help ensure a healthier environment for future generations.



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