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Resources that are included in the SEED Center have been reviewed by the TAG and meet the following criteria:
- Accessible and available for colleges to model and/or customize to their local labor markets
- Not to be used as a means to market individual consultants or their products to AACC members
- Promote colleges becoming generally more innovative
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This report focuses on the momentous change that is underway in today’s workforce as the fourth industrial revolution takes place amidst a growing need for a more sustainable future. This report provides insight into current market trends and their potentials in the years to come, plus describes the sorts of changes that need to take place to create a more sustainable future across all job sectors.
We are in the middle of a historic transition of the energy sector, and this report tracks changes in energy and energy-related employment during a time of continued change in the energy markets. This report is designed to help policy makers at all levels to understand the impact of the evolving energy markets and to help prepare their communities, infrastructure, and workforce.
There are great strides being made in the clean energy industries. While it’s true that solar energy saw a small decline in employment, the solar industry still employs vastly more people than either coal or natural gas. The report further shows that solar and wind construction are on the rise, and the wind energy and energy efficiency sectors, in particular, have seen increases in their workforce.
A study shows a transition to 100% clean, renewable energies is highly realistic – even today, with the technologies currently available.
Christian Breyer, Professor for Solar Economy at LUT University, Finland and Hans-Josef Fell, President of the Energy Watch Group, present on their latest joint publication, the study on Global Energy Systems based on 100% Renewable Energy.The study, published April 2019, is the first of its kind to outline a 1.5°C scenario with a cost-effective, cross-sectoral, technology-rich global 100% renewable energy system that does not build on negative CO2 emission technologies.
Energy Efficiency Jobs in America 2019 shows the continued growth trajectory of energy efficiency. Now representing a workforce of more than 2.3 million Americans, efficiency has more jobs than any other energy sector. The report explores job distribution beyond the top ten states in detail.
For Automation Systems (BAS) Specialists as well as High Performance Building Operations Professionals (HPBOP). Expand your HVAC program, connect this to a business degree, or create a stand alone program. Demand for these workers outstrips the supply. They can help you be part of its national network of community and technical colleges interested in improving and/or developing new building science technician education programs. The Center will continue to archive model curriculum and disseminate and promote adoption of this model curriculum nationwide.
This Guide is designed to help leaders and practitioners of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in improving their understanding and implementation of education for sustainable development (ESD) using a whole-institution approach to greening their institutions. The Guide reflects the objective of the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for TVET to assist TVET institutions in their journey towards transformation.
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Video clips, essays, papers and more on sustainability topics. Great for incorporating into lesson plans, ranging from sustainable development to clean energy.
Report- Expanding Opportunity through Energy Efficiency Jobs: Strategies to Ensure a More Resilient, Diverse Workforce
This study examines energy efficiency workforce development programs that focus on diversity and inclusion. Hispanics, Black people, and women are underrepresented in the energy efficiency workforce, which offers high-paying jobs compared to the national average. To begin correcting this imbalance, energy efficiency workforce development programs can use outreach and training to prepare underrepresented community members for energy efficiency jobs. Such programs can also recruit and train contractor firms owned by women, people of color, veterans, disabled individuals, and others historically underrepresented in the energy efficiency field. Using five case studies, we show how utilities and efficiency program administrators are crafting workforce development programs that engage traditionally underrepresented workers and students. The report discusses how program administrators modified their programs to meet workers’ needs during COVID-19. We provide recommendations for efficiency program administrators working to advance a more diverse and inclusive energy efficiency workforce.
Interest in creating a greener and more sustainable future has never been higher. To complement this growing interest, quality career resources are needed. This article on Green and Sustainability Jobs and Career Resources provides perspectives and resources to enhance career advising efforts for green and sustainability jobs.
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