ERIC Number: EJ888195
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
It Isn't Easy Being Green, or Is It?
Stone, James R., III
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), v85 n3 p42-45 Mar 2010
In the midst of an economic recession, double digit unemployment rates, and financial bailouts lies a promise of economic recovery through investments and training for a green economy and green collar occupations. This article discusses the impact of the green revolution on job creation and on career and technical education (CTE). The green economy and its occupations should be essential in helping to fuel the nation's economic recovery and growth. CTE programs are pivotal in helping to produce the skilled workers necessary for these green-collar occupations via green programs of study, greening the CTE curriculum and creating new green programs.
Descriptors: Skilled Workers, Sustainable Development, Vocational Education, Economic Development, Job Skills, Conservation (Environment), Energy Conservation, Curriculum Development, Emerging Occupations, Labor Force Development
Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE). 1410 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 800-826-9972; Tel: 703-683-3111; Fax: 703-683-7424; Web site: http://www.acteonline.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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