NSCC Institutes Two-Year “Green-Collar” Degree
As the possibility of carbon-capping legislation becomes more likely and investments in renewable energy increase, the demand for "green-collar" workers will rise. All three presidential candidates endorse the creation of green jobs, and the RAND corporation recently estimated that as many as five million new jobs could be created by producing 25% of energy in America from renewable sources. North America — and the rest of the world– will need architects trained in green building, engineers who can create better transportation and rail infrastructure, energy experts who can work with geologists and atmospheric scientists to generate renewables, and agriculturists who can use land more effectively to support our communities with the least possible impact on ecosystems.
To cope with these demands, schools like Nova Scotia Community College (a Canadian college encompassing 13 campuses) are instituting programs designed to "