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EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA GREENFORCE SUMMIT
Advancing Greener Careers and Campuses in Eastern North Carolina
March 25, 2011
8:30am to 3:00pm
Location: Pamlico Community College, Ned Everett Delamar Center,
5049 Hwy 306 South, Grantsboro, North Carolina

The Eastern North Carolina Greenforce Summit provided participants with an opportunity to come together to identify and share region-specific solutions and resources to accelerating green workforce development initiatives. The Summit was a forum for building relationships, sharing best practices and for addressing resource challenges pertaining to timely green jobs creation.

Presentations:

Videos:

Goals of the Summit:

  • Explore new opportunities within North Carolina's emerging green economy, specifically in the Coastal Plains region;
  • Examine ways that community colleges and other key stakeholders can help prepare the workforce in this region to meet employer needs and help to grow 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 students in green education and training. 

The Greenforce Initiative, a partnership of Jobs for the Future and National Wildlife Federation, is collaborating with the Code Green Initiative, the Code Green Super Curriculum Improvement Project (CIP), and the North Carolina Community College System to host a summit in the Eastern region of North Carolina. The purpose of this summit is to provide in-person opportunities for peer-to-peer learning, sharing best practices, and networking among curriculum-level education, workforce development, basic skills and sustainability leaders from community colleges in each region. The gathering will service as a launching point for a regional learning community focused on increasing the capacity of North Carolina community colleges in the Eastern region around educating the green workforce.

With support of the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, participants will have full access to the summit, with no registration fee. Free breakfast and lunch will also be offered, along with travel reimbursement for college teams.

Partners:

  • The Greenforce Initiative (a partnership between National Wildlife Federation and Jobs for the Future)
  • Code Green Initiative
  • Code Green Super Curriculum Improvement Project (CIP)
  • North Carolina Community College System

Participating Campuses and Organizations:
Beaufort Community College
BioNetwork - BioAg Center
Cape Fear Community College
Cape Fear Green Building Alliance
Carteret Community College
Code Green Initiative
College of the Albemarle
Craven Community College
Edgecombe Community College
Halifax Community College
James Sprunt Community College
Johnston Community College
Lenoir Community College
Martin Community College
Nash Community College
NCCCS Super Curriculum Improvement Project (CIP)
North Carolina Community College System
North Carolina Offshore Wind Coalition
North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA)
Pamlico Community College (Host)
Pitt Community College
Roanoke-Chowan Community College
Sampson Community College
Wayne Community College
Wilson Community College  

Agenda 

Contact:
Carly Queen
Campus Field Coordinator
National Wildlife Federation (Southeast Regional Center)
404-876-8733 x238
queenc@nwf.org

Gloria Mwase
Program Director
Jobs for the Future
617-728-4446 x166
gmwase@jff.org

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