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Chicagoland Greenforce Initiative Network Meeting

"Helping to Build Pathways Toward a Greener Economy"

May 17, 2011
8:30am to 1:00pm
Illinois Institute of Technology - Chicago-Kent College of Law, Room 270
565 W. Adams Street, Chicago, IL 60661

Objectives:

  • Explore the growth of the new green economy in Illinois and opportunities to expand that growth;
  • Examine ways that community colleges and other key stakeholders are working to prepare the workforce for the green economy, including key strategies to facilitate access and success for lower-skilled adults;
  • Identify opportunities for onling collaboration to align economic development and economic opportunity to the green economy;
  • Connect green curriculum programs to the greening of your campus by using the "living laboratory."

Presentations:

Who Should Attend:

  • Administrators, faculty and staff engaged in (or interested in) credit education programs in green sectors;
  • Faculty involved in non-credit green workforce training programs;
  • Administrators overseeing green education and training programs;
  • Student support staff;
  • 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 workforce boards, employers, high schools, hospitals, cities, municipalities.

Agenda

8:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00am Welcome, Acknowledgments and Overview of Greenforce Initiative
9:45am Campus Greening Connections
10:45am Break
11:00am Greening Machining: Opportunities and Examples for Innovative Workforce Training from the Manufacturing Sector
12:00pm Lunch and Networking
12:45pm Sustaining the Momentum and Next Steps
1:00pm Adjourn

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