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Texas Greenforce Summit

Preparing the Texas Workforce for the New Green Economy

October 28, 2010
8:00am to 4:00pm
Location: South Texas College, 3700 W. Military Highway, McAllen, TX 78503

Objectives:

  • Explore the new green economy opportunities in San Antonio, Houston, southern Texas and surrounding areas
  • Examine ways that community colleges and other key stakeholders can work to prepare the workforce in this region for 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
  • Learn how to use campus sustainability projects as hands-on training opportunities for workforce students

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

Presentations:

Participating campuses and organizations:
Alamo Colleges
University of Texas Brownsville
Southmost College
Houston Community College
Texas State Technical College - Harlingen
University of Texas Pan American
Workforce Solutions - South Texas
Workforce Solutions - Lower Rio Grande Valley
McAllen Economic Development Corporation
Starr County Industrial Foundation
MET, Inc.
Vida Careers
WCVI


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