Community Colleges Creating Demand for Green-Collar Jobs through Community and Business Outreach Webinar

Posted by Thao Nelson - On April 19, 2011 (EST)

Given their role in building a flexible workforce, our work to prepare students for long-term career options and our direct ties to industry and the public, community colleges are positioned to be at the very heart of the new green economy movement. AACC’s SEED Initiative is pleased to announce its 2011 webinar series designed to support and inspire all community colleges to become leaders in encouraging sustainability practices and preparing students and workers for careers in high-growth sectors of the emerging green economy. The webinars will focus on different workforce development topics that we know to be critical for colleges and will include ‘expert’ colleges that will showcase existing programs, innovations, and promising practices.

Next Scheduled Webinar:

Community Colleges Creating Demand for Green-Collar Jobs through Community and Business Outreach

Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 1:00-2:00 PM, EST

Community colleges are not only providing a skilled workforce for green-collar jobs but, with their strong ties to communities and businesses, are at the forefront of helping to create demand for green jobs themselves.

Hear from two colleges that actively outreach to local companies and the public to “go green” in an effort to expand company capacity, increase consumer demand and provide students with real-world experiences in the clean energy industry sector.

Todd Cohen, Sustainability Initiatives Manager, American Association of Community Colleges

Dr. Debra Rowe, Faculty, Sustainable Energies and Behavioral Sciences, Oakland Community College (MI)
Stephanie Sklba, Vice President Community and Government Relations, Gateway Technical College (WI)

Who should attend:

  • Community college workforce development professionals
  • Community college faculty/staff
  • Other public and private sector community leaders
Click here to register.

User Comments (2)
On April 25, 2011  Anthony Kent said:
Is this webinar available for viewing anywhere? I wasn't able to attend on the day.

On April 26, 2011  Michael DiRamio said:
It is available here:

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