In Virginia, the Greenforce Initiative is working with community colleges in the Northern, Shenandoah and Chesapeake regions; and collaborating with the Virginia Community College System and the Shenandoah Valley Workforce Investment Board. The Shenandoah Valley Workforce Investment Board is the managing organization for the Shenandoah Valley Energy Partnership (SVEP), a partnership funded in part by the U.S. Department of Labor to develop a program to train workers for jobs in the region's emerging "green" technology manufacturing and renewable energy industries; Blue Ridge Community College, Dabney S. Lancaster Community College and Lord Fairfax Community College are partners in the SVEP.
Virginia Green Labor Market Report, published October 2012
Virginia Green Labor Market Review Webinar, October 11, 2012 - Watch now
The following Virginia Greenforce Initiative partners were awarded innovation grants to advance their efforts in the areas of green workforce development and campus sustainability. Click below to learn more about their projects.
Blue Ridge Community College
Germanna Community College
Rappahannock Community College
Thomas Nelson Community College
Germanna Community College's New LEED Silver Science & Engineering Building, 5.24.12
Rappahannock Community College Hosts Green Vendor Fair in Gloucester, VA, 5.10.12
Virginia Community College's are going green, 12.16.11
NWF Campus Ecology Staff Tour New Green Building at Germanna Community College, 11.21.11
Going Green in the Valley, 5.5.11
Dispatches from VA Greenforce Summit: Former DNC Chair McAuliffe Drives Home 'No One Size Fits All' Message, 2.16.11
Dispatches from VA Greenforce Summit: Job Figures Show Training Needs, 2.16.11