The SEED Center

Resource Center

Instructions

The Resource Center organizes resources around 7 green economy “Sectors” and 7 “Topics.”

Search by sector or by topic, or across all sectors and/or all topics. Or search by keyword at the top right of this page.

Overview

How are the Resources Organized?

What are the Criteria?

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


Additionally, be sure to check out our Green Programs!


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The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)

The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) provides assistance to agricultural producers and rural small businesses to complete a variety of projects. Offering both loan guarantees and grants, the REAP program helps eligible applicants install renewable energy systems such as solar panels or anaerobic digesters, make energy efficiency improvements such as installing irrigation pumps or replacing ventilation systems, and conduct energy audits and feasibility studies.


The Solar Foundation

The Solar Foundation (TSF) is working to demonstrate the global benefits of solar energy through research and education. They are increasing the widespread adoption of solar energy and transforming the marketplace through coordinated public education & outreach efforts, high-level data collection, and innovative research. TSF is the charitable research and education arm of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).


Training Webinars offered by the Clean Energy Solutions Center

 Incorporate training material from the Clean Energy Solutions Center into your classroom instruction with webinars on various clean energy policy topics.


U.S. Solar Market Insight Report

U.S. Solar Market Insight Reports identify and analyze trends in U.S. solar demand, manufacturing, and pricing by state and market segment. This analysis is also used to forecast demand over the next five years, providing an invaluable decision making tool for installers, suppliers, investors, policymakers and advocates.


What Cities Should Do: A Guide to Resilient Power Planning

This paper describes a plan of action for cities to become more “power resilient” using new technologies like solar and battery storage, which can be more reliable than diesel generators. Resilient power planning helps protect vulnerable populations from harm when severe weather causes power outages.


Women in Green Jobs

 When the “Women In Green Jobs” campaign was launched at Austin Community College (ACC), only 1 in every 10 Students in “Green Tech” was a woman. The Women in Green Jobs Campaign was designed with the goal of doubling the number of women enrolling in Green Tech programs. As part of this initiative, ACC now offers women special solar installer training, a program created for use throughout Texas public colleges.


US DOE SunShot Inititiative: Solar Career Map

This solar career map explores an expanding universe of solar-energy occupations, describing diverse jobs across the industry, charting possible progression between them, and identifying the high-quality training necessary to do them well. Developed by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council in its capacity as the National Administrator of DOE’s Solar Instructor Training Network, the tool is intended for use by instructors, policy-makers, and job-seekers.


Workforce Trends & Needs in Green Sectors

*NOTE*  Because of the way this website is set up, there is no direct link to this report.  The link above takes you to a search bar and you must type “Workforce Trends & Needs in Green Sectors” into the bar to find the report.

Presented at the CCCAOE Fall 2011 Conference, this presentation incorporates data from solar and water studies. Also explored were results of a year-long examination of “green jobs” conducted in partnership with the EDD’s Labor Market Information Division (LMID), which focused on identifying the impact of “green” in creating new tasks, skills, and knowledge areas for today’s workforce. Economic & Workforce Development assistance was provided through the California Community Colleges and the presentation works to inform community colleges and the workforce community. It covers the industries that are driving growth in “green” employment and what “green” skills and knowledge employers are looking for. It provides a summary on where community colleges should invest resources and can be seen as an example of what regions can do to engage educational and employer institutions.


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