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Green Jobs Alliance at VHCC Green Conference. October 2009

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Green Jobs Alliance

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  2. 2. Nonprofit Partnership, incorporated December 2008<br />Formed in response to Green Jobs Act of 2007 (Title X, Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, Public Law 110-140)<br />Established to bring together a coalition of partners to provide Education and Training, Job Placement and Career Development, as required by law <br />WHO WE ARE<br />
  3. 3. COALITION OF LABOR & MANAGEMENT <br /><ul><li>Labor organizations
  4. 4. Renewable energy industries
  5. 5. Community colleges/technical schools
  6. 6. Workforce training groups
  7. 7. Environmental organizations
  8. 8. Veteran’s groups
  9. 9. Community service organizations
  10. 10. State agencies</li></li></ul><li>WHO WE’LL TRAIN<br /><ul><li>Unemployed workers
  11. 11. Workers needing upgraded “Green” skills
  12. 12. Military Veterans
  13. 13. At-Risk Youth
  14. 14. Displaced Workers
  15. 15. Former incarcerated, adjudicated, nonviolent offenders</li></li></ul><li>OTHER ACTIVITIES <br />Provide outreach education to high schools<br />Host green career workshops, seminars<br />Produce an educational public affairs program on energy and environmental issues<br />Support a one-stop Green Careers Center<br />Assist with data collection and labor statistics, and conduct research on green jobs<br />Publish a state Green Jobs Guidebook and Employer’s Manuel<br />
  16. 16. Hampton Roads Building and Construction Trades Council, represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 1340<br />Green Careers Center<br />REMSA, Inc.<br />ECW Environmental Group, Inc.<br />Virginia Education Association<br />Peninsula Workforce Development Center and other Workforce Boards throughout Virginia<br />Thomas Nelson Community College<br />New Horizons Regional Economic Council<br />Virginia Sierra Club<br />Hampton Roads Technology Council<br />Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium<br />Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein law firm<br />Energy Efficient Heating and Cooling Company<br />Virginia Tech Advanced Institute for Research <br />Virginia Sustainable Buildings Network<br />Oceana Sensors, Inc.<br />Germanna Community College<br />Chesapeake Bay Foundation<br />Green America Corporation/United Green<br />International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Ironworkers, Local Union 5<br />University of Maryland, Baltimore campus (UMBC) Department of Meteorology<br />ORGANIZATIONS INVOLVED <br />Oceana <br />Ocean Conservancy<br />Columbia School of Broadcasting<br />Capitol Productions TV<br />Lord Fairfax Community College<br />Tidewater Building Trades Academy<br />Veterans Green Jobs<br />EcoBeco LLC<br />Washington, D.C. Building and Construction Trades Council<br />Baltimore Building and Construction Trades Council<br />Piedmont Community College <br />Tidewater Community College<br />Ashlawn Energy<br />Veterans Green Jobs<br />Virginia Tech Hampton Roads Center<br />ASTRACOR<br />Virginia Workforce Council<br />Northrop Grumman<br />Urban League of Greater Richmond<br />Northern Virginia Community College<br />Cape Fear Building Alliance<br />Virginia Department of Correctional Education<br />Elizabeth City State University<br />Urban League of Hampton Roads<br />Virginia Community College System<br />IronWorkers Local Union #79<br />Opportunity Inc.<br />IBEW Local Union #80<br />Advanced Vehicle Research Center<br />Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME)<br />Atlantic Wind Energy<br />
  17. 17. Offshore Wind Power Turbines<br />Ocean Wave Power Technology <br />Green Buildings (Solar, etc.)<br />Algae Biodiesel <br />Smart Grid<br />Weatherization<br />KEY AREAS OF INTEREST<br />
  18. 18. Education, Training and Job Placement coalitions being formed for next series of grants<br />Submitted Energy Training and Pathways Out of Poverty grant applications totaling $13 million, and assisted Virginia in responding to $6 million solicitation from Dept. of Labor<br />Now working with Virginia Tech in responding to Smart Grid grant application due November 30th<br />Forming GJA chapters in other states in order to implement Green Jobs Act, when fully funded via Clean Energy bill<br />In need of sustaining monies to support daily operations and grant work until federal funds arrive<br />WHERE THINGS STAND<br />
  19. 19. Join our coalition<br />Endorse our efforts<br />Write a letter of support<br />Help us organize regionally<br />Make a contribution to GJA<br />HOW YOU CAN HELP<br />
  20. 20. Green Jobs Alliance<br />Suite 711<br />2 Eaton Street<br />Hampton, Virginia 23669<br /><br /><br />Phone: 757-788-9073 <br />Fax: 757-727-7904<br />HOW TO REACH US<br />