Workforce Education News

BLS wants your comments on its Green Technologies & Practices Survey

The Bureau of Labor Statistics is soliciting comments concerning the proposed reinstatement of the BLS Green Technologies and Practices Survey.This is an employer survey and includes collecting the current employment for the establishment; collecting information on the use of environmentally friendly production processes

Report Shows Solar Becoming Mainstream Energy Source in US

Assessment of Incentives and Employment Impacts of Solar Industry Deployment, a report commissioned by the Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA), details how solar is fast becoming a mainstream energy source in the U.S. The report titled “Assessment of Incentives and

Greening of the World of Work: Revisiting Occupational Consequences

An updated Greening of the World of Work: Revisiting Occupational Consequences follows up on the 2009 Greening of the World of Work: Implications for O*NET-SOC and New and Emerging Occupations. In this updated version, published in December 2011 for the U.S. Department of

The Future of Quality Control

Dr. Richard Knaub, a Project Leader in Weatherization & Workforce Development at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, has been actively participating in developing Weatherization training and standards both at the state and national levels for the last several years.  In

Crew Leader Certification – Changing the Game

Dr. Richard Knaub, a Project Leader in Weatherization & Workforce Development at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, has been actively participating in developing Weatherization training and standards both at the state and national levels for the last several years.  In

NYSERDA’s Workforce Funding Offers Career Opportunities for Disadvantaged Workers

NYSERDA’s Career Pathways for Disadvantaged Workers Initiatives, through its Workforce Development Program, provides funds for renewable energy and energy efficiency training for minority, low-income and disadvantaged workers. The Osborne Association, a partner in this NYSERDA initiative, connects formerly incarcerated individuals to employment opportunities in

IREC ISPQ Down Under: a conversation with Geoff Stapleton

By Jane Pulaski If you’ve ever met Geoff Stapleton, you’re not likely to forget him.  In addition to his Australian accent and outgoing manner, Geoff’s known for handing out fuzzy little Koala Bear clips (I’ve got at least three).   Currently,

Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals: pilot certification registration now open

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals project is facilitating development of national guidelines for home energy retrofits designed to grow a high-quality residential energy upgrade industry and a skilled and credentialed workforce. There are three

The READY Program: transforming young lives in Detroit

By Dr. Pam Carpenter Education Program Manager College of Engineering North Carolina State University  Dr. Pam Page Carpenter is one of those who never seems to have a shortage of energy. I should know. I get accused of that all

APRIL 2nd–deadline to submit proposals for the 2012 CEWEC

  You are invited to be part of the fifth National Clean Energy Workforce Education Conferenceby submitting a proposal for a presentation. The Conference is the one national event that brings training leaders together and provides participants the opportunity to learn instructional strategies,

 

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