Training Models for Clean Energy Jobs

Duke Forum for Law & Social Change published a special edition dedicated to “A Just Transition to a Green Economy” in August. One paper discusses the adequacy of job preparation for a more sustainable energy economy in the U.S. and highlights “the failure of our current education and workforce system to provide for adequate and appropriate training-with the exception of a few innovative community college-industry partnerships”. The authors recommend that governments at all levels support workforce and economic development programs between community college and clean energy industry partnerships, and that the U.S. federal Perkins Career and Technical Education funds be directed toward large-scale experimentation with these partnerships.

 

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Duke Forum for Law & Social Change Volume 4 (2012) special issue on “A Just Transition to a Green Economy” is available at: http://scholarship.law.duke.edu/dflsc/ , including: Gordon, Soares and Steigleder, “Preparing America’s Workforce for Jobs in the Green Economy: A Case for Technical Literacy” and Farrell, “A Just Transition: Lessons Learned from the Environmental Justice Movement”.

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