San Diego, CA (PressExposure) July 13, 2009 -- On August 1, 2009, Green Career Pathways will bring together local providers of new and existing green educational, training and apprenticeship programs as well as non-profit organizations, trade and labor groups, career coaches and business leaders to talk face-to-face with people interested in starting or transitioning to a green career. New publications such as the Green Jobs Guidebook and other recent research about the future of green job opportunities in the region will be disseminated.
There are many questions about green jobs. What are the jobs? Where are they? What qualifications are needed? Where and how can I get these qualifications? Green Career Pathways will help attendees to connect the dots by bringing together information and support resources under one roof.
Held at the Price Center from 1 â 6pm at UCSD, this Workforce Development Resource Fair will provide a line of sight about upcoming local green work projects, many of them funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. These projects include $28 million of DOE Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants, the Naval Commandâs $2.8 billion for more than 55 projects in San Diego County, the $2.1 billion San Diego Unified School District Prop S work projects, and $1.8 million for Weatherization, as well as a scan of San Diegoâs green businesses.
Attendees will learn about real green jobs that are coming to the region soon. This event is scheduled in early August so people can register for the many green educational, training, and certification programs that are starting in September.
Presented by Next Path, a San Diego Career and Workforce Development Company focused on Green Careers and sponsored by San Diego Renewable Energy Society, in collaboration with The San Diego Imperial Region Center of Excellence and The California Center for Sustainable Energy, this event promises to highlight many of the programs, organizations and resources necessary to starting a green career, including career coaches. This is a donât miss event for anyone who wants to make informed choices about how to best transition, prepare and position themselves for success in a green career. For further information visit the website http://www.greencareerpathways.org.