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Itag Green IT 041410

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Presentation given at PSU GV campus April 2010 by Jim Lauckner

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Itag Green IT 041410

  1. 1. Agriculture Industry Partnership Bioscience Industry Partnership Chester County Healthcare Partnership ITAG-Innovative Technology Action Group Smart Energy Initiative Regional Career Education Program Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ) Workforce & Economic Development Chester County/SEPA
  2. 2. Partnership Overview <ul><li>The ITAG Mission to promote Information Technology, Communications, and Technological Processes, to all companies and individuals in Southeastern Pennsylvania as a means to become more effective in an increasingly sophisticated global marketplace. </li></ul><ul><li>This is accomplished by working closely with and servicing participating ITAG companies, economic development agencies, and education/training partners to develop the tech workforce and help businesses succeed by using technology effectively. </li></ul>
  3. 3. JOBS THAT EMPLOY WORKERS IN PRODUCING OR OFFERING PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THAT: • PROMOTE ENERGY EFFICIENCY; • CONTRIBUTE TO THE SUSTAINABLE USE OF RESOURCES; • PREVENT POLLUTION; • CLEAN UP THE ENVIRONMENT; AND • PROMOTE THE REDUCTION OF EMISSIONS Green IT Jobs and Opportunities Pennsylvania defines green jobs as:
  4. 4. The Pennsylvania Green Jobs Report <ul><li>State and federal policies are driving investment in </li></ul><ul><li>Pennsylvania’s green sectors. Between 2010 and </li></ul><ul><li>2012, $10 billion in public and private investment in </li></ul><ul><li>the green economy will be a catalyst for generating </li></ul><ul><li>115,000 jobs. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Energy Efficiency (This is the area where Green IT jobs are mostly focused. ) </li></ul><ul><li>Includes efforts to reduce energy consumption in existing buildings and in industrial processes. </li></ul><ul><li>It also includes efforts to improve new buildings’ efficiency, to reduce energy lost in distributing electricity and to cultivate demand management (reducing the “peak </li></ul><ul><li>demand”), because there’s a higher possibility of pollution when the system is strained. </li></ul>Pennsylvania’s green jobs are located, primarily, in five industry sectors:
  6. 6. Green jobs fall into three categories: <ul><li>Emerging : including occupations such as energy auditors of buildings and other systems, wind technicians working with wind turbines, geothermal installers, solar panel installers </li></ul><ul><li>Evolving: including occupations such as construction workers skilled in commercial building, who are mastering new skills, allowing them to become expert conservation retrofitters </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional: including occupations such as construction laborers working on green building job sites… </li></ul>
  7. 7. So where and what are the jobs? <ul><li>Some are here now such as in Energy Efficiency roles: Energy Auditors*, Energy Engineers*, Environmental Engineers, Industrial Engineers, Management Analysts. </li></ul><ul><li>On Nov. 18, 2009 Pennsylvania received a $1.25 million competitive Labor Market Information Grant, through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, to help develop green labor market information for Pennsylvanians. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Future Opportunities <ul><li>Continue </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to work with Gov’t at Federal and State levels to ID jobs, training and the work that needs to be done </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Expand </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Value -added Business Resources and Support Services </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collaborate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Work On Regional Cross-industry Initiatives via the WIBs, CareerLink and the Industry partnerships </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Investigate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unique opportunities to Train and Place Dislocated Workers </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Employer Participation

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