May 8, 2011 (Rancho San Diego) – Looking to start a green business—or find a job in a green industry?
Learn the keys to success at the Green Business Symposium hosted by Cuyamaca College on May 26th. For program details and information on registration, scroll down.
The Green Potential
The potential for a new green economy has been widely praised and has received extensive attention and media coverage. Despite this enthusiasm – and the investment of millions of stimulus dollars from the federal government – green jobs have been relatively scarce. The goal of this symposium is to identify barriers to the growth of a green economy and to develop solutions that will create new jobs and opportunities for entrepreneurship.
Opportunities and Challenges Facing the Green Economy
Philip Jordan is the founder of Green LMI which provides workforce forecasts and prepares skill-gap analyses. He will draw upon his experiences conducting numerous occupational forecasts, workforce skills analyses and economic forecasts to present findings on the opportunities and major barriers to growth of thegreen economy.
Overcoming Barriers and Encouraging Growth
Although various policies and legislation have been created at federal, state and local levels to drive green job creation, the success of these initiatives is unclear. In this discussion, panelists will provide insight on the activities, policies and legislation that can help spur the green economy and encourage the growth of green businesses and jobs.
The Green Business Perspective
Recent workforce studies show that solar, smart grid, transportation and green construction industries will have a strong impact on clean economy employment in the near future. In this session, panelists from successful green businesses will discuss their experiences working in these industries, their strategies for success and what they are looking for in employees.
To register, visit www.cuyamaca.edu/green .