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Preparing the Texas Workforce for the New Green Economy
October 28, 2010
8:00am to 4:00pm
Location: South Texas College, 3700 W. Military Highway, McAllen, TX 78503

  • Explore the new green economy opportunities in San Antonio, Houston, southern Texas and surrounding areas;
  • 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 workforcestudents.

Who Should Attend:

  • Administrators, faculty and staff engaged in (or interested in) credit education programs in green sectors;
  • Administrators, faculty and staff involved in non-credit green workforce training programs;
  • 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 state and local workforce investment areas (WIB members, career counselors, and other service providers)
  • Employers and hiring staff
  • State and regional economic development professionals
  • Community-based organizations


Participating campuses and organizations:
Alamo Colleges
University of Texas Brownsville
Southmost College
Houston Community College
Texas State Technical College - Harlingen
University of Texas Pan American
Workforce Solutions - South Texas
Workforce Solutions - Lower Rio Grande Valley
McAllen Economic Development Corporation
Starr County Industrial Foundation
MET, Inc.
Vida Careers


Contact Us
Praween Dayananda
National Wildlife Federation

Gloria Mwase
Jobs for the Future

Lisa Madry
National Wildlife Federation

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