Local officials who want to help youth and young adults connect with the emerging green technology and sustainability workforce can consider the following ideas.
1. Find out if your local community college offers green job training or internships.
2. Are there opportunities for your agency to offer an internship for youth or young adults who participated in college or other green job training programs? Consider sharing your agency’s needs with local professors who teach environmental courses and may be able to match your agency with a student.
3. Check with your local utility about green job or workforce development programs in which it may be involved, such as energy audits and energy-efficiency programs.
4. Offer to participate in green job education programs as a “real world” expert.
*Courtesy of Western City Magazine