In Texas, the Greenforce Initiative works with community colleges in the Houston, San Antonio and South Texas regions. The Initiative supports green jobs training programs that provide career pathways for the lower-skilled and non-English speaking workforce. The Initiative also supports the strengthening of community college partnerships with employers that advance local economic development.
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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 (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.