New Tools for Employment Counsellors Focus on Green Jobs

A report, titled Emerging Green Jobs in Canada released in summer, 2012 provides insight into the changing labour market and its potential for entry-level employment in the green economy. The report consists of a two-part literature review on the green economy and specifically on the renewable energy and energy conservation sectors and the skills needed to secure entry-level positions for job seekers. It includes tools for employment counsellors and job developers, including an inventory of training programs and employers, an online and interactive map of renewable energy and energy conservation projects across Canada, and case studies on five successful green jobs training programs. The report was published by the Green Skills Network with the support of the Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC).

 

Also useful to employment counsellors are two new profiles added to the Green Careers series by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in September 2012: Careers in Environmental Remediation (#8) and Geothermal Energy (#9). Both reports follow the template of this Career Guide series by defining and describing the work, identifying the major occupations, and providing job descriptions, current labour force statistics and wage information, and training requirements for each occupation. Also from the summer 2012 issue of the BLS Occupational Outlook Quarterly, an article titled Electric Vehicle Careers: On the Road to Change.

LINKS:

Emerging Green Jobs in Canada Report, released in Summer 2012: http://ceric.ca/files/PDFs/Emerging%20Green%20Jobs%20in%20Canada.pdf

 

Green Skills Network Website: http://www.firstwork.org/wp/2010/06/green-skills-network-main/

 

US BLS Career Guide #8, Environmental Remediation:

Career Guide #9, Geothermal Energy: http://www.bls.gov/green/geothermal_energy/geothermal.pdf

 

The article Electric Vehicle Careers: On the Road to Change is available at: http://www.bls.gov/opub/ooq/2012/summer/art02.pdf

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