Community colleges are the gateways to some of the best jobs in the United States for adults from all socioeconomic backgrounds.
Many of these career opportunities are growing faster and offer better pay than other sectors of the U.S. economy. They include jobs that protect wildlife and natural resources that generate, distribute, and store clean energy, as well as those that promote healthy, high-performance buildings.
With support from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, the National Wildlife Federation and Jobs for the Future developed this set of examples and policy recommendations for giving community colleges the capacity needed to develop skills for the 21st-century U.S. workforce.
“The workforce opportunities for the new energy economy contain jobs that our students are interested in and that will be more than jobs. The new sustainable economy will provide rewarding, lifelong careers with a livable wage.”
—Girard W. Weber, President, College of Lake County, Illinois
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In addition to the Greenforce® Initiative, the National Wildlife Federation is working to achieve the goal of 20 million eco-literate U.S. graduates by 2025 through the EcoLeaders program. An effort of the National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology program, EcoLeaders is a leadership certification and career development program. To date, some 1,000 college students and young professionals are working toward certification in nearly every U.S. state. Explore the National Wildlife Federation's EcoLeaders program at nwf.org/ecoleaders.
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