Career Learning for Adult Self-Sufficiency (CLASS)

Building Effective Green Energy Programs

Posted by Youth Services - On July 06, 2010 (EST)

The Workforce Strategy Center released Building Effective Green Energy Programs in Community Colleges. This report tackles the question of the reality behind the promise of "green jobs" -- the challenges and the benefits of the millions of dollars of stimulus money being spent on creating "green job" training. The report highlights the role community colleges will need to play training low-income/low-skilled individuals to become part of this emerging workforce. At the core of the problem, the report finds:

• "Green jobs" don't yet exist in significant numbers
• Educational standards are not yet uniform and continually changing
• Most "green jobs" will be beyond most low-skilled/low-income workers

Although these are significant challenges, the report also highlights a number of successful efforts already being made across the country to tackle these issues.

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