Green Collar Association Sets Out the GREEN WORKFORCE PREPAREDNESS INITIATIVE
Washington, DC -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/16/2009 -- Environmental industry group, Green Collar Association, announces its “Green Workforce Preparedness Initiative” to strengthen North America’s position in the global green economy.
The Green Workforce Preparedness Initiative proposes that government provide targeted financial and regulatory incentives to corporations, labor unions, and non profits that invest in training and educating their skilled workers and professionals to equip them with the skills and tools to address the requirements of a green economy.
The Green Workforce Preparedness Initiative will result in:
• MORE JOBS: Creation and retention of jobs, for professionals as well as skilled workers, in the US and Canada that would otherwise be shipped overseas
• COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE: A higher skilled and more capable workforce that will spur new ideas and innovations, allowing our corporations to be the leaders in the new economy
• CLEANER ENVIRONMENT: Those working in the green economy become better stewards of their own environment
• IMPROVED STANDARD OF LIVING: Great opportunity for working poor to learn new skills and in doing so elevate themselves and improve their standards of living
Support Green Collar Association’s Green Workforce Preparedness Initiative to strengthen North America’s position in the global green economy.
To read the full text of the Green Workforce Preparedness Initiative, please visit the following link:
About Green Collar Association
Green Collar Association represents 85,000 members of the workforce, educational community, and corporations who share a common objective: to position North America to lead the green economy. Our member website, greencollar.org, is a clearinghouse in support of green collar job growth through education and training. We do this by connecting members of the workforce individually, and through their corporations, with educational opportunities that equip them with knowledge of trends and best practices to perform the roles and tasks required for the green economy. To learn more visit: http://www.greencollar.org.