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1 Green Jobs 101 The Role of Youth in Shaping a Sustainable Economy Christina Nichols US Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration Division of Youth Services

2 Why the Push to Green? Climate Change Economic Recession Two Different Challenges

3 US Goals Today: Create 3 million new jobs within 2 years Re-align global economies Solve Climate Change - Transform energy use from fossil to renewables End two wars; reform health care; erase debt; inspire public commitment Prepare youth to solve these problems, innovate, and change cultural expectations

4 What’s up? Heat. Carbon. The Earth is getting hotter was the hottest year on record; the 14 hottest years occurred since out of 25 hottest years since Source:

5 What’s Up? Unemployment. Oct. ’ % Actual under/unemployment rate – 17.5%

6 Same Solution  Green Jobs Broad Societal Shift to Conservation, Efficiency, and Renewable Energy Use Economic Transformation  From Industrial/Consumptive to Sustainable/Stewardship Behavior change is the most important component of a green economy

7 Behavior Change Needs Help Showing people is more effective than telling them how to go green.

8 Take the Green Quiz! Recyclable plastic A Corn, compostable B Stainless steel C Recycled polypropylene D Q: Which cup is “green”?A: YES!

9 Sources of GHG emissions From IPCC, WG3, 2007 Credit: John P. Holdren, “The UN SEG Recommendations on Mitigation”

10 Key Federal Trends Broad “Green Jobs” Industries Energy Efficiency oWeatherization, Smart Grid and Conservation Renewable Energy oWind, Solar, Hydro, Geo-Thermal and Bio-Mass Brownfields Recovery & Remediation Water -- Treatment, Conservation and Efficiency Activities Garbage/Solid Waste oReduce, Re-Use, Recycle oWaste-to-Energy Land Restoration; Habitat and Park Protection

11 Summer Youth - Green Leadership Green Construction practices oIntro to Weatherization oRehab and New Construction – internships, surveys, pre-audits Clean energy training and prep Partnerships – city, community, utility, educational institutions Integration – education, career, leadership Bigger environmental picture: Water, biomass, Grid, health

12 Green Jobs Projections IndustryCurrently employed Stimulus workforce jobs (NEW) Projected to 2016 (Permanent) Notes Wind85,00030,000110,000 - direct 380,000 – dir. + indirect Based on climate goals of 20% wind by 2030 Solar39,000 (’07) 67,000 (’08 est.) 35,000246,000 PV and thermal; most recovery post 2010 Energy Efficiency8,586,000 (2007) ~ 1,300,00013,787,000 – moderate case Assumes 7% growth per year; 7 M new jobs Weatherization480,000~ 180,000 (installation) 150,000 (ongoing) Installation only; no mfr or indirect Smart GridNA280,000 – direct 140,000 (perm) Funded thru DOE Est. Green Jobs 9,218,0001,825,00014,703,000 No MFRing jobs in this #

13 Green job investments* Each $1 Million in this sector… … Creates this many jobs Transit/rail 22 Building retrofits 17 Biomass 17 Solar 14 Smart Grid 13 Wind 13 Coal 7 Oil and gas 5 *Source: Robert Pollin, et al, University of Massachusetts Amherst and Center for American Progress

14 Green Jobs and Credentials Type of jobHighest Education level attained Average wage/hour Clean energy (jobs for $1 million invested) Fossil Fuels (jobs for $1 million invested) High-credentialed jobs (architect, manager) Bachelors degree or more $ Mid-credentialed jobs (Crew chief, tech) Some college$ Low-credentialed jobs (laborer, clerk) High school or less $ Low-credentialed jobs in fields with potential for earnings growth (utilities, mfr, construction) High school or less $ Source: Pollin et al, University of Massachusetts Amherst

15 Consider for your Youth Construction training – relevant curricula : Nat’l Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Home Builders Institute Pre-Traineeship Certificate training (PACT), or Building Trades Multi-Craft Core Curriculum State approved weatherization curricula Additional green activities with credentials Pre-Apprenticeships Internships – through business, nonprofit, educational partners Workforce readiness – various

16 New GREEN Youth Skills Weatherization specialties Solar installation or prep Optimum Value Engineering (OVE) framing Integrated Building Design (internships) Water conservation Basic environmental science Land restoration Biomass – growing & processing Transmission and electrical basics IT – for Smart Grid integration

17 Certifications: Type BPIbuilding retrofit RESNETbuilding retrofit LEEDnew construction Energy Star new and retrofit NCCERconstruction PACTconstruction NABCEPsolar & wind Green Advantageconstruction … national benchmarks coming

18 ETA Resources and Information:

19 ETA Resources and Information (continued) Resource Websites and Customer Support ohttp://www.findyouthinfo.gov/http://www.findyouthinfo.gov/ owww.doleta.govwww.doleta.gov owww.workforce3one.orgwww.workforce3one.org owww.careervoyages.govwww.careervoyages.gov owww.servicelocator.orgwww.servicelocator.org o1-877 ‑ US2-JOBS (TTY: )

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