The Greening of Oregon's Workforce project develops local training networks in green occupations to support the state's long-standing energy sector strategy to guide economic growth.
Training is underway and prepares workers for occupations in energy efficiency and renewable energy industries. These occupations include those that have long-term demand; offer the potential for high wage; support local sourcing and innovation and are career pathway jobs.
The project was competitively awarded by the US Department of Labor in early 2010, and continues to make good strides in providing training for current and unemployed workers in a variety of fields. All training prepares workers for occupations that help save or reduce energy. This includes industries associated with renewable energy, green building practices, supply chain manufacturing, and advanced drive train and energy efficient vehicles. Occupations include those that have long-term demand; offer the potential for high wage; support local sourcing and innovation; and are career pathway jobs.
- As of March 31, 2012, approximately 1,107 Oregonians were served by teams across the state - 1,090 of which have begun their education and training activities.
- Of the 492 participants who have completed the program, 320 have been placed into unsubsidized employment.
If you are interested in becoming involved in the SESP program, or would like to participate in training activities, please read the FAQ below for local and state contact information.*
Project Overview in PowerPoint (July, 2010) Project Training Policy - Community Colleges & Workforce Development (September, 2010)
The Oregon Green Technology Certificate prepares entry-level employees with the foundational skills needed for a variety of industries that are associated with, or support green jobs. Learn more about this certificate program through The Oregon Consortium & Oregon Workforce Alliance by visiting this page.
Visit this page to browse Sustainability Programs and training opportunities available at Clackamas Community College.
Visit this page through the Portland State Career Center to learn more about careers in sustainability, identify areas of interest, and find useful resources (networking opportunities, library resources, links, etc.)
Recovery Act Data Route 101: The Open Road to Successful Performance Reporting (August, 2011) - PowerPoint
Recovery Act Data Route 101: The Open Road to Successful Performance Reporting (August, 2011) - PDF format
*Forty-five percent of the State Energy Sector Partnership project, or $5,383,569 of the $11,883,472 total SESP project, is financed with federal funds.