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The state of Green Jobs in VT - presentation made on 06.21.2010

The state of Green Jobs in VT - presentation made on 06.21.2010

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  • 1. The Green Jobs Forum2/10/2012 © 2010– SMARTvt.org 1
  • 2. About Us: We Strive to Change the Way America Thinks About Work • Specific • 174 subject matter experts • Measurable • Part of SMART Holdings USA • Attainable • 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization • Relevant • The Job Club • Timely • The Bench2/10/2012 © 2010– SMARTvt.org 2
  • 3. What is a Green Job?A green job, also called a green-collar job is, according to the United Nations Environment Program, "work in agricultural, manufacturing, research and development (R&D), administrative, and service activities that contribute(s) substantially to preserving or restoring environmental quality. Specifically, but not exclusively, this includes jobs that help to protect ecosystems and biodiversity; reduce energy, materials, and water consumption through high efficiency strategies; de- carbonize the economy; and minimize or altogether avoid generation of all forms of waste and pollution."http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_jobs2/10/2012 © 2010– SMARTvt.org 3
  • 4. Major Categories of Green Jobs in the USA 85% Metro / 15% Non-metro Areas 2. Renewable Power Generation 127,246 3. Agriculture and Forestry 57,546 Construction & Systems Installation 8,741 Manufacturing 60,699 Equipment Dealers & Wholesalers 6,205 1. Engineering, Legal, Research & 418,715 Consulting US Metro Economies, Green Government Administration 71,900 Jobs in US Metro Areas Grand Total 751,051 ‘082/10/2012 © 2010– SMARTvt.org 4
  • 5. Where are the Green Jobs located?Pew Charitable Trusts, 2009 based on the NationalEstablishment Time Series Database2/10/2012 © 2010– SMARTvt.org 5
  • 6. Nation-wide Green Jobs Allocation between 1998 - 2007 Pew Charitable Trusts, 2009 based on the National Establishment Time Series Database2/10/2012 © 2010– SMARTvt.org 6
  • 7. Green Jobs Growth and Capital Investments2/10/2012 © 2010– SMARTvt.org 7
  • 8. Traditional Jobs Transformed to Green Jobs Transferable Skills •Marketing Engineers •Generation Maintenance technicians •Power plant operators •Meter technicians •Information technology engineers Energy Competency Model •Computer systems engineers2/10/2012 © 2010– SMARTvt.org 8
  • 9. The Fastest Growing Green Occupations in the USASectors: • Environmental Educator• solar • Environmental Engineer• bio fuels and biomaterials • Heating and Cooling Installer• conservation and efficiency• smart grid $15 - $25/hr• wind power • Arborist $9 - $14/hr • Mechanical Engineer Bureau of Labor Statistics http://www.thedailygreen.com/environmental-news/latest/green-jobs-460110-2?src=rss2/10/2012 © 2010– SMARTvt.org 9
  • 10. Five factors influencing green jobs growth and pay rate1. Green construction and engineering jobs pay well ( The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design/LEED), LEED AP +10%2. Nation wide scope3. Entry level jobs pay well• the median pay for all entry level workers, according to PayScale.com is:• High School Diploma/GED: $26,800• Associate’s Degree: $34,900• Bachelor’s Degree: $42,400• more than 90% of the entry-level clean-tech jobs pay at least $40,000 annually and about 40% pay over $60,000.4. Specific knowledge not needed5. They pay well for high school graduates – $32 300 according to Bureau of Labor statisticsClean Tech Job Trends 2009, http://www.cleanedge.com/reports/ 2/10/2012 © 2010– SMARTvt.org 10
  • 11. Which are best national/international green companies to work for?2/10/2012 © 2010– SMARTvt.org 11
  • 12. Green Jobs and the State of Vermont http://www.revermont.org/search_result.php2/10/2012 © 2010– SMARTvt.org 12
  • 13. SWOT of Green Jobs in Vermont Strengths Weaknesses Opportunities Threats Small scale of work Grants, government subsidizing Hard to attract venture capital Internet and phone connection Improve communications and Slows down the grasp of the create new jobs newest technologies Takes part in regional initiatives: Green Jobs Generation -Midwest Greenhouse Gas Reduction Accord -Renewable portfolio standard -Energy efficiency standard 55% growth of green jobs Burlington area – professional scientific and technical Limited governmental financing Reduced number of Slower economic development of entrepreneurship initiatives the state green jobs2/10/2012 © 2010– SMARTvt.org 13
  • 14. What are green jobs paying locally in comparison to the national market???• PayScale.com – Environmental Project Manager – Vermont – Entry Level = Average $39 352, base salary $22 000• Wyoming $39 000• Maine $47 000• Pennsylvania $76 000• Utah $60 000• Oregon $74 4002/10/2012 © 2010– SMARTvt.org 14
  • 15. The oil spill and green job opportunities• The Coastal Jobs Creation Act - $80 million, through 2015Indeed.com Oil Spill Jobs• Emergency oil spill coordinator• Oil spill safety technicians• General labor – oil spill clean up - $12/hr• Job Websites:• Louisiana Works - Oil Spill Jobs• SimplyHired - Oil Spill Jobs2/10/2012 © 2010– SMARTvt.org 15
  • 16. Thank You!2/10/2012 © 2010– SMARTvt.org 16

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