Green Occupational Overview


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Presenter: Philip Jordan, San Diego and Imperial Center of Excellence

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    1. 1. Green Occupational Overview: Solar Forum September 29, 2009 San Diego, California
    2. 2. 10 Regional Centers of Excellence <ul><li>San Francisco Bay </li></ul><ul><li>Greater Silicon Valley </li></ul><ul><li>Los Angeles County (2) </li></ul><ul><li>Orange County </li></ul><ul><li>Inland Empire </li></ul><ul><li>San Diego & Imperial </li></ul><ul><li>Central Valley </li></ul><ul><li>South Central </li></ul><ul><li>Far North & Greater Sacramento </li></ul>
    3. 3. Centers of Excellence Green Reports <ul><li>Statewide Green Overview (June 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>San Diego – Imperial Environmental Technology (September 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Statewide Energy Efficiency (August 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>San Diego – Imperial Renewable Energy (Sept 2009) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>; </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Operational Definitions Green Firm Green Job A Green Firm is an organization that provides products and/or services that are aimed at utilizing resources more efficiently, providing renewable sources of energy, lowering greenhouse gas emissions, or otherwise minimizing environmental impact. A Green Job is an occupation that 1) directly works with policies, information, materials, and/or technologies that contribute to minimizing environmental impact, and 2) requires specialized knowledge, skills, training, or experience in these areas.
    5. 5. Green Industry Clusters Green Industry Sectors Renewable Energy: Energy Generation, System Installation and Storage Green Building and Energy Efficiency Biofuels Production and Farming Transportation and Alternative Fuels Water, Wastewater and Waste Management Environmental Compliance and Sustainability Planning
    6. 6. Size of Firm <ul><li>10 or fewer employers 72.82% </li></ul><ul><li>11 to 24 employees 11.65% </li></ul><ul><li>25 to 499 employees 13.59% </li></ul><ul><li>500 or more employees 1.94% </li></ul>
    7. 7. Solar Job Examples <ul><li>Solar PV Installer, Designer </li></ul><ul><li>Solar Thermal Installer, Designer </li></ul><ul><li>Renewable Energy Engineer </li></ul><ul><li>Customer Service Rep </li></ul><ul><li>Research and Design Technician </li></ul><ul><li>Solar Sales Estimator </li></ul>
    8. 8. Is there Growth?
    9. 9. Educational Preference <ul><li>Over 58% of employers prefer an associate degree specific to the position operations and repair technicians (69%), solar PV installers (64%), and customer service representatives (58%). </li></ul>
    10. 10. Educational Preferences <ul><li>Renewable energy engineers had the highest typical minimum education requirement, with 78% of employers requiring a Bachelor's or graduate degree. This was followed by research and development technicians, with 41% requiring a Bachelor's or graduate degree. </li></ul><ul><li>Solar PV installers and operations and repair technicians had the lowest education requirements, with 85% and 84% of employers (respectively) requiring a completion of high school or equivalent, a specialized certificate, or Associate's Degree. </li></ul>
    11. 11. Skill Competencies
    12. 12. Technical Skills
    13. 13. Deficiencies
    14. 14. <ul><li>Demand: approximately 2,400 new openings a year* </li></ul><ul><li>Earnings: $31,200- $52,000 annually </li></ul><ul><li>Skills and Competences that are important to employers: </li></ul>Highlights - Solar System Installer/Technician *Source: Center of Excellence Statewide Solar Industry Survey in 2008. New KSA Supply: about 20 colleges in CA offer training with an estimated number of graduates: 1,100 – 1,200 annually
    15. 15. Education and Training <ul><li>California Community Colleges - Solar programs at City College, Cuyamaca College, MiraCosta College </li></ul><ul><li>UCSD Extension </li></ul><ul><li>CSU Colleges of Extended Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Private Colleges </li></ul><ul><li>Organized Labor </li></ul>
    16. 16. Wrap-Up <ul><li>Download completed green reports at: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Don’t forget to leave your </li></ul><ul><li>business card with me for updates! </li></ul>
    17. 17. Thank You! <ul><li>Philip Jordan </li></ul><ul><li>Director, San Diego & Imperial Center of Excellence </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>(619) 660-4619 </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>