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    • Presenters: Antonia Tchohleva & Adam Stecher
    • Opportunities for Youth in the New Green Economy
    • Our Commitment…
      • First Work is committed to the delivery of a sustainable youth employment network
      • Keen on finding new ways of enhancing the supports and services for youth
      • Explore opportunities to take advantage of the new economy for our membership
    • Vision
      • The Green Skills Network coordinates training for youth in the new green economy
    • Vision
      • It works in strategic partnership with First Work members, government-supported employment programs, college-based and independent trainers, and private companies.
    • Goals
      • Self-sustaining
      • Province-wide
      • 1,000 Students per year
    • What is the Green Economy?
    • Green Economy
      • Promote
        • Sustainable development
        • Conservation
        • Social equity and human well-being
    • Green Economy
      • “ The green economy should not just be about reclaiming throw-away stuff. It should be about reclaiming thrown-away communities. It should not just be about recycling things to give them a second life. We should also be gathering up people and giving them a second chance.“
              • - Van Jones
    • Green Economy
      • Prevent:
        • Environmental degradation
        • Resource depletion
        • Global warming
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    • Green Economy Sectors
      • Renewable Energy
      • Green Building
      • Clean Transportation
      • Water Management
      • Waste Management
      • Land Management
    • Green Energy Act
      • Spark growth in clean and renewable energy
      • Create the potential for household energy saving through conservation
      • Create 50,000 new green jobs in Ontario
    • Feed-In Tariff Program
      • North America’s first guaranteed pricing structure for renewable electricity production
    • FIT
      • Projects over 10 kilowatts
    • Micro-Fit
      • Projects under 10 kilowatts
    • Solar PV Installation Training
      • New opportunities for youth
    • Solar PV Installation Training
      • “ Domestically, the lack of skilled/qualified installers and its potential impact on achieving actual growth projections are considered serious factors in the development of the market” - Delphi Group
    • Solar PV Installation Training
      • “ While several of the highly paid jobs in these industries are likely to be filled by college graduates it must be understood that the businesses also require less highly skilled people for jobs such as assembly line workers, laboratory assistants, clerical assistants, etc. Above all, the need for installers is ever growing.”
      • -Electricity Sector Counsel
    • Global Employment in Solar PV Jobs Source: European Photovoltaic Industry Association 3,717,705 196,773 68,215 157,419 524,729 2,770,569 2030 2,512,037 146,617 50,827 117,194 390,978 1,806,321 2025 1,461,713 92,070 31,917 73,656 245,519 1,018,552 2020 717,478 48,045 16,656 38,436 128,121 486,219 2015 251,906 17,740 6,150 14,192 47,306 166,518 2010 119,145 8,613 2,986 6,890 22,968 77,688 2007 Moderate Scenario 9,967,488 527,566 182,889 422,052 1,406,841 7,428,118 2030 5,392,747 314,752 109,114 251,801 839,338 3,877,742 2025 2,342,907 147,574 51,159 118,059 393,530 1,632,586 2020 825,292 55,265 19,159 44,212 147,373 559,282 2015 333,068 23,455 8,131 18,764 62,546 220,162 2010 119,145 8,613 2,986 6,890 22,968 77,688 2007 Advanced Scenario Total Supply Research Wholesaler Production Installation Year
    • Curriculum Design
      • 3-day combined theoretical and practical training
      • Based on industry standards (NABCEP)
      • Ongoing Curriculum Review
    • Green Skills Network Pilot Project
      • Funded by the TAF (Toronto Atmospheric Fund)
      • In partnership with Woodgreen Employment Service and INTERECT Inc.
    • Green Skills Network Pilot Project
      • 12 Youth trained in solar PV installation…
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    • Green Skills Network Pilot Project
        • Curriculum
        • Evaluation
        • Partnership
        • Promotion
    • Other Proposed Projects Skills Link (Service Canada)
      • 8 participating member centres across Ontario
      • 12 youth participating in each site
      • 3 weeks employability skills training
      • 3 days Green Skills Network Solar PV training
      • 18 weeks in job placement
    • Other Proposed Projects Youth Awareness (Service Canada)
      • 5 Rural participating member centres
      • connect 250 youth to jobs in the green economy
      • A Green Sector component added to existing job fairs
      • Building partnerships with green employers
    • Green Skills Network’s Future
      • Province-wide PLAR integrated specialized certification program
      • Emerging labour market research
      • Partnership development
    • Green Skills Network Changing the System of Recruitment to Trades Higher Training / Skilled Trades Employment Employment-Ready Training Marginal Youth 1 Green Skills Network Outreach 2 Green Skills Network Trainers 3 Green Skills Network Employers 4 Green Skills Network Colleges, Unions etc. Self-employment option
    • Fostering Champions
      • Promote the Green Skills Network in your local communities
      • Find local partners – trainers/employers
      • Find further training and employment opportunities
    • Contact
      • Adam Stecher - [email_address]
      • Antonia Tchohleva – atchohleva@firstwork.org