community colleges

Greenforce: Leaders Emphasize Community Colleges as Green Jobs Laboratories

As the Central North Carolina Greenforce Summit continues in Greensboro today, I bring you more constructive nuggets from on-site NWF staffers. Delicious, delicious nuggets. If you’re looking for a one-line …

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From the Central NC Greenforce Summit: Super CIP Reshaping Sustainable Programs Statewide

Intrepid Wildlife Promise blogger Max Greenberg here, stringing dispatches together once more from the frontlines of the green workforce development movement. Today we’re looking at the Central North Carolina Greenforce …

Greensboro, NC | flickr: wwritter

Standout Community Colleges to Highlight Friday’s Greenforce Summit in Greensboro

As late winter turns to true spring, the Greenforce tour rolls on in North Carolina, setting up shop at Guilford Technical Community College in Greensboro later this week. Friday’s Central …

Advancing Greener Careers and Campuses in Western North Carolina (Photo: Carly Queen)

Broad Range of Green Job Training Methods on Display at First NC Greenforce Summit

The Western North Carolina Greenforce Summit kicked off this morning at the Enka site of the Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College in Candler, NC. It was cloudy overhead, but that did …

Valerie the "o" in Monument Valley

Dispatches from VA Greenforce Summit: Former DNC Chair McAuliffe Drives Home ‘No One Size Fits All’ Message

Within minutes of the kickoff of the Greenforce Summit in Culpeper, VA, today, Julian Keniry, NWF’s senior director for Campus and Community Leadership, mentioned arguably the most job-oriented icon of …

Offshore wind - part of our clean energy future

Dispatches from VA Greenforce Summit: Job Figures Show Training Needs

I’m blogging live from the Virginia Greenforce Learning and Action Summit at Germanna Community College‘s Daniel Technology Center in Culpeper, VA, and boy, are my fingers tired. This event, convened …

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A Show of Greenforce for Virginia’s Economy

Three weeks ago, President Obama issued a call to, well, rockets in his State of the Union address, invoking the pre- and early-NASA space race as a model of national …

Green Jobs Summit Series Kicks Off to a Great Start

Yesterday was a big day for Campus Ecology; the “Preparing the Texas Workforce for the New Green Economy” Summit in San Antonio, Texas was a huge success. It was the first in a series of regional summits put on by the Greenforce Initiatve that NWF and Jobs for the Future (JFF) have jointly created to help spur green jobs education, innovation and training at community colleges in select regions across the country.

The Greenforce Initiative underway on community college campuses

With jobs in the country’s emerging clean energy sector growing more
than twice as fast as jobs overall, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and Jobs for the Future (JFF) have joined forces on the two-year Greenforce Initiative, which will spur green jobs education, innovation and training at community colleges in the United States.

Are Green Jobs Programs Justified?

By Ryan Newhouse Community colleges have shown that they are responsive to economic and industrial needs in the United States, and many have been adding, featuring or embedding elements of …

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