Green Jobs Forum 06.21.2010


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Green Jobs Forum 06.21.2010

  1. 1. 6/21/2010<br />1<br />The Green Jobs Forum<br />
  2. 2. About Us:We Strive to Change the Way America Thinks About Work<br />Specific<br />Measurable<br />Attainable<br />Relevant<br />Timely<br />6/21/2010<br />2<br /><ul><li>174 subject matter experts
  3. 3. Part of SMART Holdings USA
  4. 4. 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization
  5. 5. The Job Club
  6. 6. The Bench</li></li></ul><li>What is a Green Job?<br />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." <br /><br />6/21/2010<br />3<br />
  7. 7. Major Categories of Green Jobs in the USA85% Metro / 15% Non-metro Areas<br />6/21/2010<br />4<br />US Metro Economies, Green Jobs in US Metro Areas ‘08<br />
  8. 8. Where are the Green Jobs located?<br />6/21/2010<br />5<br />Pew Charitable Trusts, 2009 based on the National Establishment Time Series Database<br />
  9. 9. Nation-wide Green Jobs Allocation between 1998 - 2007<br />6/21/2010<br />6<br />Pew Charitable Trusts, 2009 based on the National Establishment Time Series Database<br />
  10. 10. Green Jobs Growth and Capital Investments<br />6/21/2010<br />7<br />
  11. 11. Traditional Jobs Transformed to Green JobsTransferable Skills<br />6/21/2010<br />8<br /><ul><li>Marketing Engineers
  12. 12. Generation Maintenance technicians
  13. 13. Power plant operators
  14. 14. Meter technicians
  15. 15. Information technology engineers
  16. 16. Computer systems engineers </li></ul>Energy Competency Model<br />
  17. 17. The Fastest Growing Green Occupations in the USA<br />Sectors:<br />solar<br />bio fuels and biomaterials <br />conservation and efficiency<br />smart grid <br />wind power<br />6/21/2010<br />9<br /><ul><li> Environmental Educator
  18. 18. Environmental Engineer
  19. 19. Heating and Cooling Installer $15 - $25/hr
  20. 20. Arborist $9 - $14/hr
  21. 21. Mechanical Engineer </li></ul>Bureau of Labor Statistics<br /> <br />
  22. 22.  Five factors influencing green jobs growth and pay rate<br />1. Green construction and engineering jobs pay well ( The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design/LEED), LEED AP +10%<br />2. Nation wide scope<br />3. Entry level jobs pay well<br />the median pay for all entry level workers, according to is:<br />High School Diploma/GED: $26,800<br />Associate’s Degree: $34,900<br />Bachelor’s Degree: $42,400<br />more than 90% of the entry-level clean-tech jobs pay at least $40,000 annually and about 40% pay over $60,000.<br />4. Specific knowledge not needed <br />5. They pay well for high school graduates – $32 300 according to Bureau of Labor statistics<br />Clean Tech Job Trends 2009,<br />6/21/2010<br />10<br />
  23. 23. Which are best national/international green companies to work for?<br />6/21/2010<br />11<br />
  24. 24. Green Jobs and the State of Vermont<br />6/21/2010<br />12<br /><br />
  25. 25. SWOT of Green Jobs in Vermont<br />6/21/2010<br />13<br />
  26. 26. What are green jobs paying locally in comparison to the national market???<br /> – Environmental Project Manager – Vermont – Entry Level = Average $39 352, base salary $22 000<br />Wyoming $39 000<br />Maine $47 000<br />Pennsylvania $76 000 <br />Utah $60 000<br />Oregon $74 400<br />6/21/2010<br />14<br />
  27. 27. The oil spill and green job opportunities<br />The Coastal Jobs Creation Act - $80 million, through 2015<br /> Oil Spill Jobs<br />Emergency oil spill coordinator<br />Oil spill safety technicians<br />General labor – oil spill clean up - $12/hr<br />Job Websites: <br />Louisiana Works - Oil Spill Jobs<br />SimplyHired - Oil Spill Jobs<br />6/21/2010<br />15<br />
  28. 28. 6/21/2010<br />16<br />Thank You!<br />