In Texas, the Greenforce Initiative is focusing on the Houston, San Antonio, South Texas region. The Initiative is looking to support green jobs training programs in this region that prioritize lower-skilled younger and older adults and the non-English speaking workforce, and help build strong employer partnerships for local economic development and entrepreneurial development.
The following Texas Greenforce Initiative partners were awarded innovation grants to advance their efforts in the areas of green workforce development and campus sustainability:
South Texas College
San Antonio College
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Alamo Colleges Employer Business Breakfast - March 29, 2011
South Texas College (STC) has been an early partner of the Greenforce Initiative. Since joining the network, South Texas College Technology Campus hosted the first ever Greenforce Initiative Summit. The National Wildlife Federation and Jobs for the Future, along with South Texas, and community colleges from Houston, San Antonio and Laredo, collaborated together to hold the first regional summit of its kind in October 2010. Learn more about South Texas College.
The Alamo Colleges has also been an early partner of the GreenForce Initiative and have actively supported Greenforce Initiatives through the Mission Verde program. The Alamo Colleges was also a founding campus in I-35 Green Corridor Collaborative in 2009 through which the colleges shared curricula, faculty training and other resources to eliminate duplication and speed up the expansion of “green” education in Texas. Learn more about Alamo Colleges.