From Donuts to Doing: Forging Strong Ties With Industry
Rumor has it that "green" jobs have faded into the sunset. After all, enrollment for some renewable energy training is down and new topics are nudging "green" off the hit parade list. But wait, not so fast. Don't believe the unfounded rumor mill. What we need now is to put an end to the green-job-hype era and move into the age of green reason. IREC now declares February the turning point as we firmly set course for a balanced and responsive approach to matching quality training to the job market. The good news is that we're on our way.
Marathon to milestones: new consumer safeguards through standardized training
Just last week I spoke at the Workforce Development Institute annual conference by the American Association of Community Colleges. I shared with them how IREC has shifted into a higher clean energy gear – how new training safeguards are aligned with jobs. Here’s a bit of what I told them, after I welcomed them to...