Preparing youth for green jobs in your community: Social media campaign now on
August 7 2012
Are you up-to-speed on emerging green jobs? Can your community host a green jobs training project?
Download the report below and join the discussions launching today on the following platforms:
With the support of the Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling, the Green Skills Network has published Emerging Green Jobs in Canada, a labour market research report that provides insight for employment counsellors into the changing labour market and its potential for entry-level employment.
The report looks at the green economy and focuses on the renewable energy and energy conservation sectors. It helps employment counsellors, job developers, job seekers and anyone with an interest in green jobs to gain a better understanding of entry-level green jobs and the skills needed to secure them.
Additionally, the report includes tools to connect clients to employment and training opportunities in the green economy:
- Job task analyses for six common green jobs.
- An inventory of training programs, provided by private trainers, and public and private colleges, for jobs related to renewable energy and energy conservation.
- An inventory of employers that provide services in renewable energy and energy conservation.
- An online and interactive map of renewable energy and energy conservation projects across the country.
- Case studies on five successful green jobs training programs, each with a different training and business model that fits the needs of the organizations and partners involved.
Join the discussions today to find out about green skills training models that could work in your community. Share in the ideas and innovations that will help lead youth to a greener tomorrow.
The Green Skills Network is a department of First Work and serves to close labour market gaps by connecting entry-level workers to emerging green employment opportunities.