Looking for a green career? Presented by Tony Green April 28th, 2010
Agenda What is a green career? What is renewable? What is not? How do we get our power? Where can you work in green? how do I get ready? Resources
Looking for a green career? What is a green career? a job that is Good for the environment or * Generating and storing renewable energy * Recycling existing materials * Energy efficient product manufacturing, distribution, construction, installation, and maintenance * Education, compliance and awareness * Natural and sustainable product manufacturing Source: AARP Green Jobs :what they are and how to find them presentation 12/15/2009
Coal, Gasoline, Diesel, Natural Gas Looking for a green career? What is NOT?
Looking for a green career? What is renewable Wind, biofuel, solar, biomass, nuclear
Looking for a green career? WHERE DO WE GeT OUR POWER? Source : Energy Industry Association
Looking for a green career? What areas can you work in Green? Environmental Sciences Careers Renewable Energy Policy and Direction Funding and Finance Green Systems/Infrastructure/IT Marketing and Sales Green Building Green Products Inspiring and Educating
30% 40% 35% of electricity from alternative sources reduction in energy use (residential and commercial buildings) of gas/diesel demand replaced by ethanol/ biodiesel Looking for a green career? How many jobs does this mean? 4.2 million green jobs forecast is based on achieving three goals by 2038 Source: Presentation by Jo Kahn of Career tech
How do I prepare for a green career? Transferable skills Marketing , Supply Chain, Operations, Sales, Finance Technical background Science , math, engineering, architecture Finance knowledge accounting Looking for a green career? Idea : can use traditional skill set to enter must build these skills
What do I do now? In short - learn, hit books hard , live it Looking for a green career?
Education & Training
Internships & Experience
How did I get into The Renewable energy field?
Engineering background – Chemical Engineering
Navy – nuclear submarine/electronics technician
High Tech – Semiconductor, Industrial, Military
M.B.A. – Technology Management
End Result: Landed Alternative Energy business development role You can do it as well Looking for a green career?
References Green Career Central http://www.greencareercentral.com/ Green jobs Guide book http://www.edf.org/article.cfm?contentID=8466 Green Economy Post http://www.greeneconomypost.com GreenBiz.com http:// www.greenbiz.com Mother Earth News http:// www.motherearthnews.com Renewable Energy World http://www.renewableenergyworld.com Scientific American http:// www.scientificamerican.com TreeHugger http:// www.treehugger.com Looking for a green career?
Thank you for listening!!!! Questions / Comments? Looking for a green career?