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Seattle Greenforce Initiative Summit 2011

8:30am - Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00am - Welcome, Introductions and an Overview of The Greenforce Initiative

  • Event MC: Gloria Mwase, Program Director, Jobs for the Future (JFF)
  • Maria Flynn, VP, Building Economic Opportunity, JFF
  • Gary Oertli, President, South Seattle Community College (SSCC)
  • Bob Peters, Washington State President, Bank of America
  • Carly Queen, Campus Field Coordinator, National Wildlife Federation (NWF)

9:45am - Overview of Seattle Community College District Chancellor's Sustainability Initiative

  • Carin Weiss, Vice Chancellor, Seattle Community College District
  • Joe Hauth, Director, Puget Sound Industrial Excellence Center, SSCC
  • Christian Rusby, Sustainability Coordinator, North Seattle Community College
  • Wendy Rockhill, Dean, Science & Mathematics, Seattle Central Community College

10:15am - Best Bets for Connecting Low-Skill Adults to Green Jobs in Greater Seattle

11:15am - Break

11:30am - How Sustainability Impacts the Workforce Demands of Business and Industry

12:30pm - Networking Lunch - Sustaining the Momentum: Next Steps for the Seattle Greenforce Initiative, Moderator, Gloria Mwase, JFF

1:30pm - Breakout sessions

Creating Pathways to Green Careers in the Clean Energy Sector,
Jamie Krause, Pacific Northwest Center of Excellence for Clean Energy, Centralia College

Connecting Campus Sustainability to Green Workforce Development, Carly Queen, NWF

Reframing Green: Developing Pathways in Sustainable Building, Construction Trades, and Other Sectors

  • Jason Lear, Northwest EcoBuilding Guild
  • Tom Balderston, Puget Sound Technical Lead, Conservation Services Group
  • Gloria Mwase, JFF
  • Stephen Lynch, JFF

3:30pm - Optional Tour of South Seattle's Green Education and Training Facilities

4:30pm - Tour Ends/Summit Adjourns

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