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ERIC Number: EJ926031
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1527-1803
It Isn't Easy Being Green: Overcoming the Challenges of Building a Green Workforce
Hemmelman, Chris
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), v86 n1 p26-29 Jan 2011
As community and technical colleges work to train workers for green-energy jobs, they face myriad challenges. Among them are the recession and the financial strain it places on institutions' ability to develop programs, trying to meet the demand for trained workers that is a projection and not a certainty, and training low-skilled individuals for jobs that demand higher skills. For training, many community and technical colleges are implementing strategies such as prep-academy programs, bridge courses, and career pathway programs to effectively fill in the education and resource gaps experienced by many low-skill individuals. Though the challenges to developing a green energy workforce are at times significant, community and technical colleges, through both partnerships with other organizations and the implementation of education strategies that assist low-skilled individuals, can build a green energy workforce that fulfills the lofty projections and, ultimately, succeeds in helping restore America's economic vitality. (Contains 8 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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