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  • Myers-Briggs is a validated personality inventory that allows individuals to learn more about themselves. DACUM is a term used to describe an academic process that leads trainers and workforce development professionals to develop a curriculum. We identify a gap in the job market for a particular position. Then, we analyze in detail ALL of the skills and knowledge necessary for an individual to fill that position. We then take that information and develop a training curriculum. Recruitment & Hiring - although we are not a job-placement agency, we will always respond to businesses who are looking for staff by posting their position announcement in our offices and diseminating it to affiliate agencies in Frederick. Outplacement Services - We have responded to companies such as National Geographic and
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    1. 1. Green Education & Jobs
    2. 4. <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>23 colleges on 40 campuses located throughout the state </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>262,444 students attending Virginia’s Community Colleges this year in credit courses and 247,000 non credit students </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>18,400 The number of degrees, diplomas and certificates earned last year at Virginia’s Community Colleges </li></ul><ul><li>$ 3.80 The return on investment for every dollar spent at Virginia’s Community Colleges </li></ul>
    3. 5. <ul><li>VCCS is the primary provider of workforce-related noncredit education in Virginia. </li></ul><ul><li>VCCS offered 3,334 individual workforce-related noncredit courses, provided customized training programs to 5,000 employers, and served 3,000 in FY 2008-09. </li></ul><ul><li>8.6 to 1 The benefit/cost ratio of customized and open enrollment workforce courses and programs at Virginia's Community Colleges. </li></ul>
    4. 6. <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Definition of Green Jobs, Selected Studies </li></ul><ul><li>PERI, 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Focuses on the kinds of jobs needed to build a green economy in the United States based on six key strategies for attacking global warming: “building retrofitting, mass transit, energy-efficient automobiles, wind power, solar power, and cellulosic biomass fuels.” </li></ul><ul><li>Global Insight, 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>“ Green activities” are defined as “Any activity that generates electricity using renewable or nuclear fuels, agriculture jobs supplying corn or soy for transportation fuel, manufacturing jobs producing goods used in renewable power generation, equipment dealers and wholesalers specializing in renewable energy or energy-efficiency products, construction and installation of energy and pollution management systems, government administration of environmental programs, and supporting jobs in the engineering, legal, research and consulting fields.” </li></ul><ul><li>John J. Heldrich Center, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>“ Green jobs can be broadly defined as jobs that involve protecting wildlife or ecosystems, reducing pollution or waste, or reducing energy usage and lowering carbon emissions.” </li></ul><ul><li>PEW, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>“ A clean energy economy generates jobs, businesses and investments while expanding clean energy efficiency, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, waste and pollution, and conserving water and other natural resources.” </li></ul>
    5. 7. <ul><li>Building/retrofitting </li></ul><ul><li>mass transit </li></ul><ul><li>energy-efficient automobiles </li></ul><ul><li>wind power </li></ul><ul><li>solar power </li></ul><ul><li>cellulosic biomass fuels </li></ul>
    6. 10. <ul><li>HVAC </li></ul><ul><li>Contractors </li></ul><ul><li>Home Inspectors </li></ul><ul><li>Construction Related </li></ul><ul><li>Trades </li></ul><ul><li>Technicians and Installation Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Some Manufacturing Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Some Maintenance/Pre-Eng </li></ul>
    7. 11. <ul><li>BPI-Construction </li></ul><ul><li>LEED-Construction The VCCS has one! </li></ul><ul><li>HERS-Energy Audits </li></ul><ul><li>Weatherization Energy Auditor </li></ul>
    8. 12. <ul><li>Introduction to Building Energy Efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Building/Home Energy Analyst (HERS) </li></ul><ul><li>Certified Indoor Air Quality Manger (CIAQM) </li></ul><ul><li>Certified Indoor Environmentalist (CIE) </li></ul><ul><li>Certified Microbial Investigator (CMI) </li></ul><ul><li>Fundamental of Mold Inspection </li></ul><ul><li>Fundamental of Solar Hot Water Heating </li></ul><ul><li>Green Building Technical Professional </li></ul>
    9. 13. <ul><li>Indoor Air Quality-Fundamentals of ASHRAE Standard 62.1 </li></ul><ul><li>LEED Green Associate </li></ul><ul><li>LEED for New Construction v2.2 Exam Prep </li></ul><ul><li>Green Building for Contactors </li></ul><ul><li>Hazardous Waste Manifest Update </li></ul>
    10. 14. <ul><li>Certified Compliance Inspector of Stormwater (CCIS™ Certificate) </li></ul><ul><li>Certified Preparer of SWPPP (CPSWPPP Certificate </li></ul><ul><li>Stormwater Subcontractor Short Course </li></ul><ul><li>Home Energy Fundamentals </li></ul>
    11. 16. <ul><li>Entrepreneur Roadmap Program Overview </li></ul><ul><li>I. Program Summary </li></ul><ul><li>Open to anyone interested in starting a business </li></ul><ul><li>2-day boot camp style training </li></ul><ul><li>II. Program Goal : To give the entrepreneur a roadmap with all the tools, skills and information on how to successfully start their business. </li></ul><ul><li>III. Program Benefits : </li></ul><ul><li>Receive business training. </li></ul><ul><li>Obtain technical assistance, business tools and knowledge for starting a business. </li></ul><ul><li>Widen business networking opportunities. </li></ul>
    12. 17. <ul><li>Training Topics </li></ul><ul><li>Market research – This is the most crucial step to starting a business. This session helps entrepreneurs answer questions such as: Is there a market for your good or service? Who else is doing what you want to do? Where should your business be located? Who is your targeted market? </li></ul><ul><li>Legal – This session will cover the legality of starting a business: legal structure, permits, licensing requirements, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Finance – How to finance your business - T his session covers the various financing options available to entrepreneurs. </li></ul><ul><li>Accounting – How to manage your money - This session covers the responsibilities of managing your money: financial management, record keeping, tax implications, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Sales – This session teaches entrepreneurs sales techniques to effectively sell their goods or services. </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing – This session teaches entrepreneurs how to market their business, the importance of a marketing plan, and the different methods to effectively market their business. </li></ul>
    13. 19. <ul><li>PIEDMONT VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE </li></ul><ul><li>GREEN CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT & CERTIFICATION (CONSTRUCTION TRADES) </li></ul><ul><li>Piedmont Virginia will research and develop a curriculum in green construction and/or project management. The program will prepare students for emerging positions in the construction industry- specifically, construction supervisors and green building inspectors. This program will become part of the PVCC Construction Academy. </li></ul>
    14. 20. <ul><li>THOMAS NELSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE </li></ul><ul><li>INSTITUTE FOR EXCELLENCE IN GREEN BUILDING, LANDSCAPING AND HORTICULTURE USING UNIVERSAL DESIGN (AGRIC, FORESTRY & ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, CONSTRUCTION TRADES) </li></ul><ul><li>Thomas Nelson will develop curriculum to prepare students for careers in Environmental Services and the Construction Trades. The curriculum will be infused with both green content and universal design principles. Four new non-credit courses will be rolled into a new Construction, Landscaping and Horticulture Certificate Program. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    15. 21. <ul><li>NEW RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE </li></ul><ul><li>VIRGINIA ALTERNATIVE ENERGY OPPORTUNITIES (ENGINEERING, ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES) </li></ul><ul><li>New River Community College will “piggy back” NRCC 2007 IE project in wind energy by supporting the creation of modules on photovoltaic (PV), geothermal, and solar thermal energies. NRCC will partner with NRCC’s Business & Technology Division and local corporations to develop a seamless pathway for students to advance in skills, knowledge and employment related to alternative energy fields. </li></ul>
    16. 23. <ul><li>THOMAS NELSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE </li></ul><ul><li>INSTITUTES OF EXCELLENCE IN GREEN CONSTRUCTION AND RECONSTRUCTION (AGRIC, FORESTRY & ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES; CONSTRUCTION TRADES) </li></ul><ul><li>Building on the strength and foundation of current and near-term courses focusing on construction and building trades. The funding will support the development and offering of green construction and remodeling, energy conservation and environmental sustainability courses and the modification of existing courses such as landscaping design. An Energy Forum will be held to discuss these issues, raise community awareness and stimulate interest and attract students. </li></ul>
    17. 24. <ul><li>CENTRAL VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE </li></ul><ul><li>CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY PATHWAY (CONSTRUCTION TRADES) </li></ul><ul><li>Develop career pathway program for modern construction and building trades including traditional and less traditional energy auditing and weatherization. Pipeline to include computer aided drafting in construction. Program comprises non-credit, credit, certificate and degree opportunities. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    18. 25. <ul><li>NORTHERN VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>WASTE WATER PREPARATORY TEST LICENSURE COURSES (CONSTRUCTION TRADES) </li></ul><ul><li>Create two online courses for preparation for the multiple levels of Virginia’s waste water licensure exam. Courses would count as continuing professional education credit (CPE) for licensees. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    19. 26. <ul><li>BLUE RIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE </li></ul><ul><li>GREEN OPPORTUNITIES (GREEN TECHNOLOGIES) </li></ul><ul><li>Make available basic training program to local businesses about Green opportunities. Identify and promote industry certifications. Funds to be used for marketing. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    20. 27. <ul><li>WYTHEVILLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE </li></ul><ul><li>GREEN CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY (GREEN TECHNOLOGIES / CONSTRUCTION TRADES) </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance the existing Construction Technology Program. Purchase equipment to expand Construction Technology Program course offerings to include Green Technology classes. Program to serve as a foundation for a new Career Studies Certificate in Green Technology. </li></ul>
    21. 28. <ul><li>Become a Certified Home Energy Rater! </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>HERS RATER TRAINING CLASS </li></ul><ul><li>OFFERED APRIL 27 – MAY 9, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>NOVA is offering a HERS Rater training class to help you become a certified HERS (Home Energy Rating System) rater. </li></ul>
    22. 29. <ul><li>Become a LEED Accredited Professional! </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>LEED ACCREDITATION PREP CLASS OFFERED MARCH 30 & 31, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>As green building goes mainstream, achieving Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accreditation will become not just desirable, but essential. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED is the most widely recognized and accepted environmental design and green building certification. NOVA is offering a LEED Accreditation Prep class to get you ready to take and pass the LEED for New Construction (NC) exam. </li></ul>