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Silicon Valley Smart Grid, Green Power Jobs Keep Growing

Posted: June 08, 2012
Green jobs keep up strong growth in the Valley, but have yet to come anywhere close to challenging the IT sector’s dominance... ...

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Four years into San Jose's 10 year Green Vision, progress has been made on some--but not all--goals

Posted: June 08, 2012
In October 2007, Mayor Chuck Reed introduced what has become the city's Green Vision, with a list of 10 goals that would transform the city into a model of eco-friendliness by 2022. Some of these goals appear to be surpassing their targets for these first four years, but some are lagging... ...

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Local Workers get Training for Green Jobs, and Placement

Posted: April 19, 2012
SolarTech, an initiative of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, has partnered with NOVA, a local job training organization, on a pioneering program that trains people for highly sought after "green jobs" in the region's fast-growing solar and energy efficiency industries. ...

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6 Tips for a Green Job Hunt

Posted: April 19, 2012
By official count, the United States has 3.1 million jobs where people make products or provide services to help the environment or conserve natural resources -- in other words, green jobs. ...

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Leading Green Job Search Engine Reports Dramatic Increase in Green Job Postings in 1st Quarter 2012

Posted: April 10, 2012
The Green Job Bank announced today that it saw a dramatic increase in the number of US-based green job postings in the first quarter of 2012. The green job search engine indexed 36,500 green job postings during the quarter, more than double the 16,300 green jobs it indexed in the first quarter of 2011. ...

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The jobs of the future will be green jobs

Posted: March 28, 2012
I started caring about the environment because of my sister. She’d tell me and my parents to recycle and not to throw trash in the gutters (because it ends up in the ocean). I realized it was important to protect the environment because pollution can harm animals and us. I joined a garden club called South Central Resistance. We’re growing plants in vacant lots to fight pollution because plant ...

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Where the Green Jobs Are

Posted: March 27, 2012
Green jobs are often said to be a key growth area of the future. But according to a new report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, just 3.1 million people, 2.4 percent of all American workers, were employed in "green goods and services" jobs in 2010. ...

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Labor Dep't: Americans Hold 3.1 Million Green Jobs

Posted: March 26, 2012
At least 3.1 million Americans are employed in green jobs, a sector that now accounts for about 2.4 percent of the nation's total employment, the Labor Department said Thursday. ...

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GLOBE Report Says West Coast Clean Economy Jobs Could Hit 1.03 Million by 2020

Posted: March 15, 2012
A report commissioned by the governments of B.C., California, Oregon and Washington says more than one million new jobs can be created if all four jurisdictions continue to promote a clean economy. ...

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Estimated Impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on Employment and Economic Output from October 2011 Through December 2011.

Posted: March 14, 2012
This report estimates that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) increased the number of people employed by between 300,000 and 2 million jobs in December. In other words, between 300,000 and 2 million people employed in December owed their jobs to the Recovery Act. ARRA has significantly boosted both the number of people employed and the number of hours worked. ARRA protected the econ ...

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Students explore green careers

Posted: March 14, 2012
Costa Mesa High School's gym buzzed with all things green Friday.Clean Green Technology Inc., Viridistor LLC, Orange County Coastkeeper, Orange Coast College's Recycling Center and other organizations set up booths around the gym to educate students about careers in environmental sustainability. ...

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BPI Introduces Four New Home Energy Professional Certifications

Posted: March 12, 2012
In June 2012 the Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) will introduce four new Home Energy Professional certifications to the nation's weatherization and home performance workforce. Offered by BPI and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the four certifications focus on the most common job classifications in the home energy upgrade ...

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Energy Department Announces Availability of Online Training Course

Posted: March 05, 2012
The U.S. Department of Energy today announced the availability of an online training course to help building owners, operators, contractors, and students "re-tune" commercial buildings. Building operators can re-tune their facilities to improve energy efficiency by first collecting and analyzing data from their buildings' automation systems to identify energy-wasting operational problems. ...

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Where the Jobs Are, the Training May Not Be

Posted: March 05, 2012
As state funding has dwindled, public colleges have raised tuition and are now resorting to even more desperate measures — cutting training for jobs the economy needs most. ...

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Rooftop Solar Drives 100 New Jobs In San Diego (Blog)

Posted: February 28, 2012
While many industries in the U.S. are seeing modest gains in jobs, solar energy continues to be one of the bright spots, adding hundreds of new jobs at a time, particularly in California. Case in point: San Diego’s OneRoof Energy, which recently announced the addition of 100-plus green jobs. San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders and OneRoof Energy executives heralded the job additions at a recent CleanT ...

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President Obama Highlights Energy Department Efficiency Training Centers That Save U.S. Manufacturers $5.6 Billion

Posted: February 24, 2012
During a visit to the University of Miami to highlight his administration's all-out, all-of-the-above approach to American energy, President Obama today touted the Energy Department's cost-cutting Industrial Assessment Program. The program supports university-based Industrial Assessment Centers (IACs) across the country, which provide students with critical skills and training to conduct energy as ...

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Energy Department Makes a Difference Helping Students’ Careers

Posted: February 23, 2012
To stay a top competitor in today’s global economy, we need to make sure that students who aspire to be the next generation of America’s scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs can get the hands-on experience and training they need to lead our industries and businesses. ...

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Rising from the Trenches Part 2: San Diego's Urban Corps Receives Two National Awards

Posted: February 23, 2012
The Urban Corps of San Diego County was selected to receive both the 2012 Project of the Year and Legacy Achievement Awards from among the 158 service and conservation Corps currently operating in 46 states, as well as in D.C., who collectively enroll more than 33,000 young men and women into service every year. ...

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Energy Department and Department of Commerce Announce $1.3 Million for Clean Energy Workforce Training

Posted: February 16, 2012
As part of the President's blueprint for an American economy built to last, the Energy Department and the Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program have announced up to $1.3 million for training programs to provide commercial building professionals with critical skills needed to optimize building efficiency, reduce wa ...

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Energy Commission awards almost $2 million for new research projects

Posted: February 09, 2012
The Commission also approved $83,355 to California State University, Sacramento, to develop a workforce training and development program for the clean energy jobs needed to support California's smart grid. ...

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California green jobs more recession resistant, study says

Posted: February 08, 2012
While many industries in California were buckling under the weight of the recession, so-called green businesses were struggling too -- just not as much, according to a new report. ...

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Report: Sacramento region loses fewer green jobs than other sectors

Posted: February 08, 2012
The Sacramento region, the Bay Area and the San Diego region have shown the greatest resilience when it comes to retaining “green” jobs, according to a new report released late Tuesday. ...

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Blazing the Trail – Training Workers for Emerging Solar Jobs

Posted: April 19, 2012
Today, COD's Desert Energy Enterprise Center is viewed as a divining rod for new technology, hands-on curriculum and links with renewable energy industry employers that are paying off in the form of jobs for local residents. Weeks ago, as Commissioner Douglas dedicated the 120-foot-long parabolic trough that was assembled mostly with donated materials and technical expertise from solar industry pr ...

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Desert Energy Enterprise Center to drive renewable energy jobs

Posted: April 02, 2012
Green jobs have arrived in the Coachella Valley, and a pipeline of new renewable energy projects will keep the opportunities coming - along with a need for ongoing job training programs. That was the message trumpeted from the dais at College of the Desert's renewable energy training center in Palm Springs as state and local officials gathered to unveil the facility's newest piece of equipment - a ...

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Three Thoughts: What will it take to bring more jobs to Kern?

Posted: January 31, 2012
"U.S. News and World Report" recently dubbed Bakersfield among the 10 worst cities in the nation for finding a job. Kern County's unemployment rate was 14.5 percent in December, making the average for all of last year 15.2 percent, according to the California Employment Development Department. Our question: What will it take to bring more jobs to Kern County? ...

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Paid green jobs with the CCC and free training in electrical technology & lighting for young veterans

Posted: November 09, 2011
Do you want to learn lighting and electrical technology for free and get paid to work for California Conservation Corps in Sacramento? Veterans are wanted to work for the California Conservation Corps in Sacramento. ...

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Matsui Announces $300,000 in Federal Grants for SETA's On-The-Job Training Program

Posted: October 25, 2011
Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-Sacramento) held a press conference announcing that the Sacramento Employment & Training Agency (SETA) is receiving $300,000 in federal funding to support SETA's On-The-Job Training Program. ...

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Cuyamaca College Offers Introduction to Green Building Careers With Free Training

Posted: October 24, 2011
For those interested in a career within the “green” construction industry, Cuyamaca College is providing a three-week introductory course free to eligible students through a training program co-sponsored by the San Diego Workforce Partnership. ...

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Los Rios’ ‘Green Force:’ The green grads

Posted: October 17, 2011
Jobs that pay decent, living wages can be few and far between, but some measure of help is here for eco-conscious students. It comes in the form of training for the green economy at all Los Rios Community College campuses, all four of which boast slices of the green-training pie. ...

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2011 Green Schools and Colleges Leadership Award Winners Announced

Posted: October 13, 2011
Curriculum Award: RichmondBUILD and Contra Costa Community College -- The RichmondBUILD Green Jobs Training Academy was first developed in 2007 to create employment and career opportunities in Richmond and the greater Bay Area. A strong partnership with Contra Costa College improved curriculum delivery. To date, RichmondBUILD graduates have a 90 percent job placement rate. ...

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Solano’s Green Mechanics

Posted: September 15, 2011
With a $500,000 grant from the California Employment Development Department, Solano Community College will be training mechanics to work on hybrid electric vehicles. The college hopes to train 320 employed and unemployed mechanics, and the grant will help Solano create a new auto technology facility. With the growing demand for electric and hybrid vehicles, the demand for trained mechanics to work ...

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RichmondBUILD Gets $115,000 for Green Workforce Training

Posted: September 15, 2011
Contra Costa College is part of the partnership established by the City of Richmond that offers training in green construction, solar installation and energy efficiency. The program, RichmondBUILD, got a big boost recently when Chevron, Pacific Gas & Electric and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory chipped in to provide $115,000. During an event recognizing RichmondBUILD’s achievements, Lt. G ...

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Marin Employment Connection Receives $399,000 Grant

Posted: September 13, 2011
Marin Employment Connection has received a $399,000 grant to provide training and certifications in the green economy. This program will provide 100 unemployed, underemployed, or incumbent workers with vocational training. ...

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Dozens graduate from Richmond green jobs program

Posted: August 19, 2011
In this tough economy, dozens are graduating today from a program in Richmond that is specifically designed to train a green work force that comes from challenged backgrounds. ...

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Butte College adds distinction as first U.S. campus to go grid-positive to its already innovative focus on sustainability

Posted: August 18, 2011
Butte has developed new curriculum to best prepare students for emerging industries based around clean energy and sustainability issues. These include a 17-unit Sustainability Studies Certificate Program and a Clean Energy Workforce Training Program. Miller said seven students who completed the training program were hired for Phase III of Butte’s solar project. ...

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Q&A with Michele Bresso, KCCD's associate vice chancellor of governmental and external relations

Posted: August 15, 2011
We asked Michele Bresso, associate vice chancellor of governmental and external relations for the Kern Community College District, to share insights about the district and its colleges. Bresso took on her new role, which is also a new position for the district, on Aug. 1. ...

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Redwood Coast Clean Energy training program ends, reports success

Posted: August 03, 2011
CR’s Community & Economic Development was involved in two successful workforce investment act funded training programs here on the North Coast that ended in June. ...

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Green training, jobs and industry clusters

Posted: July 22, 2011
Per usual, the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership’s Renewable Energy Roundtable was buzzing with good news on the latest developments on the valley’s green scene. First and foremost, Larry McLaughlin, who heads up College of the Desert’s Desert Enterprise Center in Palm Springs, announced the facility has received a $600,000 grant from the state Economic Development Department and the Cal ...

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College Offers Green Job Training

Posted: July 19, 2011
Even though Salinas lost one major green business this week when Green Vehicles failed to get enough investors to match its funding, Hartnell College is stepping up its training for green jobs. ...

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Worker training funds flow to Central Valley

Posted: July 11, 2011
The Central Valley will get a portion of more than $8 million in state grants to help retrain jobless or under-employed workers. ...

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Green apprentices learn how to fix up town

Posted: June 17, 2011
Southern Humboldt County is benefitting from the hard work of eight local youth, aged 19 through 24, who are involved in the Redwood Coast Pre-Apprenticeship Green Building Program. ...

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New Website Opens The Door to Employment and Education Opportunities for Inland Empire Youth

Posted: June 13, 2011
The San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board Youth Council has designed a new website specifically for San Bernardino County youth, ages 14 through 21 at www.SBCountyJobOps.com. ...

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This Valley Life: Putting your home to the energy test

Posted: June 09, 2011
Ask Laura Ryan if she has seen any bright spots amid our country's weak economy, and her answer is a refreshing "Yes." Ryan, who serves as Pleasanton's manager of energy and sustainability, is excited about her city's new partnership with California Youth Energy Services, a nonprofit summer program established in 2000 that hires and trains local youth ages 15-22 to serve as energy specialists. ...

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Clean Energy and Green Jobs in California

Posted: June 02, 2011
The California Energy Commission has a useful website called Clean Energy Workforce Training with information and links for those who want to get jobs in clean energy or further their existing careers. Its homepage lists training and certification providers, as well as cleantech associations. All of them can help job hunters find a green jobs position. ...

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