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Advancing Greener Careers and Campuses in Virginia
February 16, 2011
9:00am to 4:00pm
Location: Germanna Community College, Daniel Technology Center, 18121 Technology Drive, Culpeper, Virginia 22701
* Snow date: February 23. If there is a possibility of inclement weather on February 16 an email will be sent to all registered participants by 5:00pm on Tuesday, February 15, with schedule changes.

Click here for summary highlights of the Virginia Greenforce Summit

  • Explore new opportunities within Virginia’s emerging green economy, specifically in the Northern, Shenandoah, and Chesapeake regions;
  • Examine ways that community colleges and other key stakeholders can help prepare the workforce in this region to meet employer needs and help to grow 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:
Arlington/Alexandria Workforce Investment Board
Bank of America
Blue Ridge Community College
Central Shenandoah Planning District Comission
CES Consulting LLC
Clark Nexsen Architecture and Engineering
Commonwealth Sustainability Works
Community College Workforce Alliance
Dabney S. Lancaster Community College
Diversified Educational Systems, Inc.
Downtown Front Royal Inc.
Easter Seals
Eastern Shore Community College
EMO Energy Solutions
Frederick County Public Schools
Fresh Tulips USA LLC
Germanna Community College
Greentech Automotive
Green Jobs Alliance
ICF International
J.L. Little, Inc.
Lord Fairfax Community College
Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce
Northern Virginia Community College
Northern Virginia Workforce Board
Peninsula Council for Workforce Development
Piedmont Virginia Community College
Planned Systems International
Rappahannock Community College
Shenandoah Valley Energy Partnership
Solar Odyssey, Inc.
Thomas Jefferson Partnership for Economic Development
Tidewater Community College
Veterans Enterprise Training and Services Group
Virginia Community College System
Virginia Conservation Network
Virginia Cooperative Extension
Virginia Employment Commission
Virginia Weatherization Training Center
Virginia Workforce Council
Western Virginia Workforce Development Board

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