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States’ Career Clusters Initiative (SCCI)

The States’ Career Clusters Initiative (SCCI) is an initiative established under the National Career Technical Education Foundation to provide career clusters as a tool for seamless transition from education to career in this era of changing workplace demands. SCCI helps states as they connect career technical education to education, workforce preparation, and economic development. To this end, SCCI develops new products and promotes information-sharing, techniques, and methods to aid the development and implementation of career clusters within states. Read More

Green Jobs

The Green Jobs Community of Practice (CoP) serves as a platform for workforce professionals and green job thought leaders to discuss and share promising practices to create partnerships for Green Job Workforce Solutions and leverage Recovery Act investments. The Green Jobs CoP will provide an interactive platform for providing technical assistance through webinars, discussion boards, blogs and other online resources to workforce professionals, particularly those at the State and Workforce Investment Board levels as well as green jobs grantees (including recipients of upcoming SGAs). It is a community for all federal agency workforce professionals who focus on green jobs and the workforce’s role in building a green economy. Read More

Energy Efficiency & Retrofit Jobs in the Buildings Industry – Workforce Overview

This is the slide version of the Webinar titled “Energy Efficiency & Retrofit Jobs in the Buildings Industry — Workforce Overview,” originally presented on August 27, 2009. Also available in text and audio. Read More

Forest Rangers

Fires are a natural part of a forest’s ecosystem and important for the health of the trees. It is the job of some foresters to carefully set controlled fires within a forest. Find out why. Running time 1:44 minutes. Read More

Platform for Creating and Retaining Midwestern Jobs in the New Energy Economy

A 36 page paper funded by The Joyce Foundation, Great Plains Institute, and Corporation for a Skilled Workforce. Jobs + Energy Forum, Creating Jobs in the New Energy Economy Advisory Group. Read More

Task Force on American’s Future Energy Jobs

A 16-page summary of an action plan for policy makers. The Task Force on America’s Future Energy Jobs, convened by the National Commission on Energy Policy (NCEP), examined the ability of the current worker training and education system in the United States to provide a workforce with the ability to maintain a highly reliable, economically affordable electric power system while modernizing the nation’s electric generating infrastructure to support an advanced, low-carbon energy portfolio. Read More

Industry Appointments

An established network of industry websites, industryappointments.com provides both job hunters and recruiters with a unique mix of recruitment services and industry expertise. Read More

Exploring the Intersection of Science Education and 21st Century Skills: A Workshop Summary

Library Holdings. An emerging body of research suggests that a set of broad “21st century skills”–such as adaptability, complex communication skills, and the ability to solve non-routine problems–are valuable across a wide range of jobs in the national economy. Read More

Task Force on America's Future Energy Jobs

The Task Force on America’s Future Energy Jobs, convened by the National Commission on Energy Policy (NCEP), examined the ability of the current worker training and education system in the United States to provide a workforce with the ability to maintain a highly reliable, economically affordable electric power system while modernizing the nation’s electric generating infrastructure to support an advanced, low-carbon energy portfolio. Read More

Putting Renewables to Work: How Many Jobs Can the Clean Energy Industry Generate?

It is often assumed that environmental protection inevitably comes at a financial cost. However, an increasing number of studies are finding precisely the opposite is true in the case of renewable energy: that greater use of renewable energy systems provides economic benefits through investments in innovation, and through new job creation, while at the same time protecting the economy from political and economic risks associated with over-dependence on too limited a suite of energy technologies and fuels. This report reviews the range of recent studies on the job creation potential of the renewable energy industry. We critically analyze the studies with a view to answering four main questions: ï‚¡ How can one compare and make sense of employment impact numbers derived through different methods, and presented in different units? ï‚¡ What are the potential regional employment impacts of large-scale growth in the renewable energy sector? ï‚¡ What would large-scale growth in the renewable energy sector mean for those employed in the fossil fuel energy sector? ï‚¡ What policy measures would maximize the net positive economic and employment benefits that the renewable energy industry offers? Read More

Mission

EERL's mission is to be the best possible online collection of environmental and energy sustainability resources for community college educators and for their students. The resources are also available for practitioners and the public.

EERL & ATEEC

EERL is a product of a community college-based National Science Foundation Center, the Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC), and its partners.

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