The SEED Center helps community colleges build green workforce development programs

Are you looking for solar curricula materials in community colleges? Like to know what skill sets, competencies and career pathways exist for energy efficiency at the community college level?

Now you can find that out, and more.

The Sustainability Education & Economic Development (SEED) Center is the first national resource center and networking tool for community colleges as they build quality green workforce development programs.  The SEED Center was created by the American Association of Community Colleges and ecoAmerica.

The Center’s robust website is organized around five green economy sectors: solar, wind, green building, energy efficiency and sustainability education. Within these five sectors are eight resource topics, including curricula and materials, certifications and industry credentials, employment industry projections, practices and partnerships, skill set competencies, career pathways, professional development resources and funding opportunities. A drop-down box enables users to pick and choose sectors with topics to find out what resources are available.  It’s a robust tool, with up-to-date information.

Resources that are included in the SEED Center have been reviewed by the SEED’s Technical Advisory Group (TAG), chaired by Deb Rowe, Oakland Community College (IREC is a member of TAG).  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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