Local youth invited to this evening’s green job information session at Sierra College Tahoe Truckee
According to a study performed by the Natural Resource Defense Council, as many as 114,000 new green jobs may be created in California by the end of 2010. California Green Jobs Corps, a free program for Truckee/North Lake Tahoe youth age 18-24, aims to help youth pursue some of those 114,000 new green careers. Stop by Sierra College Tuesday, April 20, any time between 5-8 p.m.
“We want youth to get excited about green jobs,” said Brent Rubey, Green Job Corps Education Director. “Green Jobs Corps participants get hands-on experience in solar energy, energy auditing, green building, sustainable forestry, landscape restoration, bio-fuels, and organic agriculture. At the end of the two-month program, we help them pursue the green career in which they are most interested.”
“We are reaching out to local businesses and labor and community organizations to partner on this program to give participants hands-on training,” said Betony Jones, Sustainability Director for the local program. “By supporting local youth in their pursuit of green careers, this community can position itself to capitalize on the projected growth in the green economy.”
The California Green Jobs Corps is a state-sponsored pilot program funded by federal economic stimulus funds. The local partnership between Fourth Sector Strategies, Golden Sierra Workforce Training Agency and Sierra College. Statewide, 1,500 youth will participate. For more information go to http://www.fourthsectorstrategies.com and click the link “California Green Jobs Corps” in the projects section.
The program will launch in June 4 and continue through July 30.
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