This book provides a comprehensive overview of climate change, sustainable development and decent work. It addresses the challenges of achieving environmental sustainability and turning the vision of decent work for all into a reality. It also demonstrates that green jobs can be a key economic driver as the world steps into the largely uncharted territory of building a sustainable and low-carbon global economy. Author Peter Poschen shows that positive outcomes are possible but require a clear understanding of the opportunities and challenges as well as country-specific policies that integrate environmental social and decent work elements. The opportunities for gains may in fact be greatest in developing countries and emerging economies.
The Environmental Career Center (a friend of Green Jobs Network) is considering re-launching the Green Careers Journal magazine and would like to know how the Journal could help you. The Journal was published until 2012 when grant funding expired. You can view a prior issue online here.
Graduate education programs in conservation science generally focus on disciplinary training and discipline-specific research skills. However, nonacademic conservation professionals often require an additional suite of skills. This discrepancy between academic training and professional needs can make it difficult for graduate students to identify the skills and experiences that will best prepare them for the conservation job market.
We analyzed job advertisements for conservation-science positions and interviewed conservation professionals with experience hiring early-career conservation scientists to determine what skills employers of conservation professionals seek; whether the relative importance of skills varies by job sector (government, nonprofit, and private); and how graduate students interested in careers in conservation science might signal competency in key skills to potential employers. In job advertisements, disciplinary, interpersonal, and project-management skills were in the top 5 skills mentioned across all job sectors. Employers’ needs for additional skills, like program leadership, conflict resolution and negotiation, and technical and information technology skills, varied across sectors.
Our interview results demonstrated that some skills are best signaled to employers via experiences obtained outside thesis or dissertation work. Our findings suggest that graduate students who wish to be competitive in the conservation job market can benefit by gaining skills identified as important to the job sector in which they hope to work and should not necessarily expect to be competent in these skills simply by completing their chosen degree path.
On October 4nd, a Massachusetts Green Career Conference will take place in Marlborough, MA. This event will take place from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Marlborough Holiday Inn Ballroom (265 Lakeside Avenue). The program will feature speakers, workshops, and exhibitors relevant for the following audiences:
Education & Training administrators, staff, faculty, workforce developers, career services professionals
Business professionals from a variety of industries
Government staff and environmental policy makers
Green career candidates, graduates, students with green career objectives
This webinar will take place on October 3rd from 1:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern. This webinar is free for job seekers, but advanced registration is required (click here to register).
This webinar is designed for people who are looking for green jobs or who are interested in making a transition into the clean technology sector. This webinar will provide practical strategies job seekers can use to accelerate their job search and find specific opportunities. The presenters for this webinar will be:
Leonard has degrees from Stanford, Harvard, and Georgetown and has delivered presentation on green jobs at venues including the Green Festival, Green Professionals conference, and National Career Development Association annual meeting.
Greg Schreiner - Greg Schreiner specializes in executive recruitment in the alternative energy and clean technologies sectors. An expert in understanding his client’s business objectives, and matching quality talent, Greg’s industry passion and expertise serve him in his tireless endeavor of ferreting out the best green tech talent for his clients.
This webinar is free to attend thanks to the support of Redfish Technology, nationwide recruiters in High Tech and Clean Tech. You can learn more about Redfish and view their latest job postings at http://www.redfishtech.com/
In addition, we appreciate the support of the following media partners:
This event will featuring the following panelists, who will discuss where renewable energy jobs are, growth areas within renewables, and how to differentiate oneself from the talent pool. Attendees will have ample time to ask questions and network before and after the presentation.
Lisa Feldman – Executive Director of MBA Career Management Group at Haas School of Business
Devla Singh – Policy Analyst at California Public Utilities Commission
Kia Walker – Director of Talent Acquisition at SolarCity
Leonard Adler – Founder of Green Jobs Network
(moderator) Robin Quarrier – Counsel at Center for Resource Solutions,
This event will take place from 6:00 – 8:45 pm at the Delancey Street Foundation Screening Room, 600 Embarcadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94107. Advanced registration is required and can be found here.
5:30-6:00 pm Networking, Appetizers (Food and Beverages are free, included in ticket price)
6:00-6:20 pm Jacques Chirazi, Office of the Mayor of San Diego, Cleantech Program Manager: "The CleanTECH San Diego Success Story and Jobs Outlook. Updates on The New Biomimicry Initiative." •
6:20-6:40 pm Bill Powers, P.E. Powers Engineering. Author, "San Diego Smart Energy 2020Distributed Generation Plan": "Insights Into The California Plan for Green Job Growth, and Briefing on Distributed Energy
6:40-7:00 pm Arun Kumar, MSEE, MBA, LEEP AP, and President, Global Renewable Energy & Power Inc.: "Greening the Globe From The Web: Global Green Job Training and Job Creation From San Diego to India and Beyond"
7:00-7:30 pm Emily Young, PhD: "Findings from the San Diego Foundation Regional Clean Jobs Study, and Building Our Vision for the Future of the Region."
This program will take place at San Diego Environmental Services, 9601 Ridgehaven Court, San Diego, CA 92123. You can learn more about this program and register here.
The Home Energy Retrofit Occupations (HERO) Program announces its next free training offering: Effective Green Business Marketing at Skyline College, June 21 – August 4 (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4pm to 7:15pm). This class will focus on branding, networking, social media, customer cultivation and general marketing for the green economy. This training is open to all dislocated, unemployed, veteran and incumbent workers who are eligible through the Workforce Investment Act. For more information, please download this flyer (PDF). Orientations will be held June 14th and 15th. For more information, please contact Gina at HERO [at] smchsa.org