"Preparing the Texas Workforce for the New Green Economy"
Thursday, October 28, 2010
South Texas College
3700 W. Military Highway, McAllen, Texas 78503
Auditorium (Room # B-193) located in Building B
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Explore the new green economy opportunities in San Antonio, Houston, southern Texas and surrounding areas;
Examine ways that community colleges and other key stakeholders can work to prepare the workforce in this region for the green economy;
Identify opportunities to align economic development and economic opportunity in the green economy.
Build relationships, share best practices, and develop strategies to address resource challenges related to creating green career pathways and engaging lower-skilled adults.
The Texas Greenforce Summit 2010, organized in collaboration with our partners from South Texas, Houston, Lone Star, Laredo and Alamo Colleges, will allow participants to identify and share region-specific solutions to expanding the new green economy and accelerating green education and workforce development initiatives. Through the Summit, we will provide a forum to build relationships, share best practices, and develop strategies to address resource challenges related to creating green career pathways and engaging lower-skilled adults.
Who Should Attend:
Faculty engaged in (or interested in) credit education programs in green sectors;
Faculty involved in non-credit green workforce training programs;
Administrators overseeing green education and training programs;
Student support services staff;
Campus sustainability and/or facilities operations staff (overseeing campus greening efforts);
Students (if they are engaged in helping to shape college programs around green education and training and campus sustainability);
Representatives of workforce boards, employers, high schools, hospitals, cities, municipalities.
There is no registration cost for this meeting. To register for the meeting, please click on the link below:
Participants are responsible for making and covering their own travel arrangements.
However, travel stipends may be available to support the hotel costs for participants who must travel in during the evening of October 27 to participate in this event. For more information, please contact Praveen Dayananda:
909 503 5296
Participating campuses and organizations: Alamo CollegesUniversity of Texas Brownsville/Texas Southmost CollegeHouston Community CollegeTexas State Technical College - HarlingenUniversity of Texas Pan AmericanWorkforce Solutions - South TexasWorkforce Solutions - Lower Rio Grande ValleyMcAllen Economic Development CorporationStarr County Industrial Foundation MET, INC Vida Careers WCVI
Sponsors and funders:
Bank of America Charitable Foundation
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
The Kendeda Fund is supporting National Wildlife Federation's participation in the Greenforce Initiative