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Advancing Greener Careers and Campuses in Michigan
February 17, 2011
9:00am to 4:00pm
Lansing Community College, West Campus Conference Center, rooms M119-122


  • Explore the new green economy opportunities in Michigan;
  • Examine ways that community colleges and other key stakeholders can work to prepare the workforce in this region for the green economy;
  • Identify opportunities to align economic development and economic opportunity in the green economy;
  • Build relationships, share best practices, and develop strategies to address resource challenges related to creating green career pathways and engaging lower-skilled adults; and
  • Learn how to use campus sustainability projects as hands-on training opportunities for workforce students.

Who Should Attend:

  • Administrators, faculty and staff engaged in (or interested in) credit education programs in green sectors;
  • Faculty involved in non-credit green workforce training programs;
  • Administrators overseeing green education and training programs;
  • Student support staff;
  • Campus sustainability and/or facilities operations staff (overseeing campus greening efforts);
  • Students (if they are engaged in helping to shape college programs around green education and training and campus sustainability);
  • Representatives of workforce boards, employers, high schools, hospitals, cities, municipalities.

About the Summit


Participating campuses and organizations:

  • Delta College 
  • Grand Rapids Community College
  • Jackson Community College
  • Lansing Community College
  • Macomb Community College
  • Michigan Community College Association
  • Michigan Department of Energy, Labor, and Economic Growth (DELEG)
  • Monroe Community College
  • Mott Community College
  • Oakland Community College 
  • St. Clair Community College
  • Washtenaw Community College
  • Wayne County Community College



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