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1 A RIZONA IN THE G REEN E CONOMY National Research on Green Economy Research Activities Session 2 April 25, 2011

2 C REDITS AND D ISCLAIMER 2 This report was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labors Employment and Training Administration. The report does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership. State of Arizona has the copyright to this report. Internal use by an organization and/or personal use by an individual for non-commercial purposes is permissible. All other uses require the prior authorization of the copyright owner.

3 S ESSION O VERVIEW Background on LMI Improvement Grants Examples of different types of green economy research engaged in by state LMI agencies 3

4 E MPLOYMENT AND T RAINING A DMINISTRATION – L ABOR M ARKET I NFORMATION I MPROVEMENT G RANTS 30 Grants funded through American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, including Arizona Competitive grant process Applications permitted from states and state consortiums Awards totaled $48.8 million; ranging from $763,175 to $4,000,000

5 C ONSORTIUM A WARDS GranteeMember StatesProject Areas Indiana Department of Workforce Development IN, MI, OH Auto Industry Transformation Supply Chain Transformation Alternative Career Pathways Skills Gap Analysis State of Louisiana Office of Occupational Info Services, Research & Statistics Division LA, MS Survey of green industry employers Summarize key industry and occupational competency models, Mine UI claims and job bank data Produce a dynamic tool to describe available jobs and training Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation MD, DC, VA Regional survey to contribute to a regional green workforce development plan Montana Department of Labor and Industry MT, IA, NE, ND, SD, UT, WY Enhance labor exchange for green careers in rural states Survey of green jobs Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation NV, CO, FL, IL, NY, NC, TX, UT Complete rewrite of employment projections software Develop staff training to use software in e-learning framework Vermont Department of Labor VT, CT, ME, MA, NH, NJ, NY, RI Define green occupations and industries Auto-code of jobs and firms based on green definitions 6-12 month vacancy projections (green and non-green) Use real-time labor market information

6 S TATE A WARDS Project deliverable*# of states Green Jobs Survey12 Job vacancy Survey3 Occupational Profiles6 Real-time LMI4 Of the 24 state awards, indicated research focus includes: *Key deliverables from Arizona LMI Improvement project

7 P ROJECTIONS M ANAGING P ARTNERSHIP – P ROJECTIONS I NFRASTRUCTURE M ODERNIZATION 7 Complete re-write of Projections Suite software Development of Report Manager Existing training courses moved to electronic delivery New training developed for Report Manager Redesign of

8 M ISSOURI G REEN J OBS S URVEY R EPORT Focused on six sectors: Energy Production Building Manufacturing Salvage/Remediation Public Administration Farming

9 L OUISIANA AND M ISSISSIPPI J OINT Q UALITATIVE I NTERVIEWS Specific questionnaires designed for: Industry Experts Scientists Human Resource Professionals Advocacy Groups & Policy Makers Economic Development Professionals Workforce Development Professionals & Training Providers

10 L OUISIANA AND M ISSISSIPPI I NTERVIEWS : E CONOMIC D EVELOPER S AMPLE Q UESTIONS What do you think of when the term green job is mentioned? What jobs, industry sectors, or economic activity do you perceive to make up the green economy? What industries providing green-related products or services currently exist in your region? Name the associations representing these industries. Who are the major local businesses providing green-related products or services? What policies (international, national, state, or local) are creating demand? What are the barriers to long-term growth?

11 U TAH T RAINING O PPORTUNITIES FOR G REEN C AREERS Document links the Consortiums green job survey efforts with Utahs State Energy Sector Partnership project Survey data linked to green curriculum and training providers Provides overview of green training curriculum Includes anecdotal success stories 11

12 I DAHO J OB V ACANCY S URVEY No focus on green employment Results analyzed by region, industry and occupation group Conducted April – May, ,649 job openings found statewide In all occupation groups the majority of positions had been open less than 60 days Median wage: $9.30/hour

13 W YOMING G REEN J OBS C AREER E XPLORER Series of articles illustrating trends in occupations and industries Career advice Interview tips Resume advice Career Menu – short job descriptions with salary information Includes labels of bright outlook and green

14 C ALIFORNIA G REEN T RANSPORTATION J OBS Done under contract with California Energy Commission Green Job Survey data analyzed related to Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program Provided knowledge on new skills and knowledge needed by workforce of green transportation industries

15 K EY T AKEAWAYS States have engaged in a wide variety of research on the green economy Arizona can learn from the experience and literature of other state agencies Data collected in the Arizona Green Jobs Survey may provide useful insights in other research States now face the challenge of continuing products developed with LMI Improvement Grant funding


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