Presentation on theme: "Oregon’s Green Skills Research Green Jobs State LMII Symposium April 29th."— Presentation transcript:
Oregon’s Green Skills Research Green Jobs State LMII Symposium April 29th
What do I need to learn to get a green job? Everyone wants to know: what makes a green job different from a non-green job in the same occupation? What is a green carpenter? How is he different from a non-green carpenter?
Project Goals Conduct 30 WorkKeys assessments in 10 occupations with green jobs Identify a task list for training and certification Identify foundational skills Identify career level skills Identify which tasks are related to “green” Compare to the traditional occupation
WorkKeys Profile Process Do some preliminary research Gather 3-6 experts (incumbants) Create a final task list Identify the skill levels required for each task Perform a green task analysis
WorkKeys Tasks and Skills Tasks are identified by the incumbents Incumbents determine what level of each skill is required to perform the task ACT has pre-identified the skills WorkKeys skills 1.Applied mathematics 2.Reading for information 3.Locating information 4.Applied technology 5.Writing 6.Listening 7.Teamwork 8.Observation
In Oregon, a green jobs works to: 1.Increase energy efficiency 2.Produce renewable energy 3.Prevent, reduce, or mitigate environmental degradation 4.Clean up and restore the natural environment 5.Providing education, consulting, or other services supporting any of the other categories
Where are we now? Contracting and scheduling problems have delayed our research and expected publishing dates 7 completed profiles 8 scheduled profiles 15 commitments from companies Waiting until 3 profiles are completed in an occupation to publish the data
Sneak Peak: Solar PV Installer 10 tasks performed on the job Applied math: 6 tasks Locating information: 8 tasks Reading for information: 3 tasks Entry level skills Applied math: 5 Locating information: 4 Reading for information: 3
Sneak Peak: Solar PV Installer Career Pathway 1.Installer’s mechanical certification 2.Limited electrician’s license Can connect panels to each other 3.Inside electrician’s license Can connect panels to the grid Disconnect in training between limited electrician’s and inside electrician’s licenses
Sneak Peak: Wind Turbine Technician 16 tasks performed on the job Applied math: 6 tasks Locating information: 16 tasks Reading for information: 6 tasks Entry level skills Applied math: 5 Locating information: 5 Reading for information: 5
Sneak Peak: Wind Turbine Technician Different components of the training curriculum are not connected: electrical, electronic, hydraulic, etc. Some reported better success recruiting workers from other occupations than community college Others reported that community college grads were better equipped to adapt to changing technologies
Want to know more? WorkKeys info www.profiles.keytrain.com www.workkeys.org Full occupational reports and brochures will be published on our website, www.QualityInfo.org/Greenwww.QualityInfo.org/Green
Charlie Johnson Senior Economic Analyst Charlie.B.Johnson@state.or.us www.QualityInfo.org/Green Charlie.B.Johnson@state.or.us www.QualityInfo.org/Green
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