"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.

Register Today!

 

 

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.

 

 Registration

There is no registration cost for this meeting. To register for the meeting, please click on the link below:

 

http://online.nwf.org/site/Calendar/160286363?view=Detail&id=104485  

 

Travel

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:

 

 

  

dayanandap@nwf.org

 909 503 5296

 

Participating campuses and organizations:
 
Alamo Colleges
University of Texas Brownsville/Texas Southmost College
Houston Community College
Texas State Technical College - Harlingen
University of Texas Pan American
Workforce Solutions - South Texas
Workforce Solutions -  Lower Rio Grande Valley
McAllen Economic Development Corporation
Starr County Industrial Foundation 
 MET, INC 
Vida Careers
 WCVI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sponsors and funders:

Bank of America Charitable Foundation

Bank of America Charitable Foundation

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

The Kendeda Fund is supporting National Wildlife Federation's pa

The Kendeda Fund is supporting National Wildlife Federation's participation in the Greenforce Initiative