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Adriana Barrera
Deputy Chancellor
Los Angeles Community College District

Timothy A. Simon
Commissioner
California Public Utilities Commission

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Monday
PRE-SUMMIT WORKSHOPS
9 am - 4pm
Room 208
An Integrated Approach
to Greening Your Campus
Room 207
Financing and Funding
Renewable Projects
Room 211
Making Connections: Developing Effective Green Curriculum

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Tuesday
CONCURRENT SESSIONS
 
Financing/Funding
Room 105
Green Building
Room 101
Energy
Room 106
Green Workforce
Room 107
10:45 - noon
Federal Stimulus Dollars for Community Colleges
Green Building and Integrated Design
Energy Independence and Carbon Neutral Campuses
Understanding the Green Economy in California: What is it and How Can We Prepare a Workforce?
1:30 - 2:45
Financing On-Site Renewable Energy Projects
New Building Codes and Regulations
Energy Management for Cost Savings
Today's Economic Reality: Is Green Growth Here to Stay?
3:15 - 4:30
The CCC/IOU Energy Efficiency Partnership:
New Initiatives for 2009
LEED and Beyond: Pushing the Boundaries of
Green Building on Campuses
Renewable Energy Projects on Campuses- Solar, Wind, Geothermal
Workforce Investment Boards and One Stop Taining Centers

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Wednesday
CONCURRENT SESSIONS
 
Green Curriculum
Room 106
Green O & M
Room 101
Potpourri
Room 105
Green Workforce
Room 107
10:45 - noon
LEED in the Classroom: Tools for Preparing Tomorrow's Green Associate
EPP - Green Purchasing
Case Histories: Mission College and Santa Barbara City Colleges
Where will the Green Jobs be?
1:30 - 2:45
Creating Curriculum Partnerships
Green Maintenance - Environmentally Friendly Products
Integrated Water Resources
How to Green Your Campus, Fleet and Curriculum with State Energy Funds
3:15 - 4:30
Creating Curriculum for Green Jobs
Sustainable Campuses
Climate Change Legislation & Community Colleges
Partnerships,
Apprentices
and Internships

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Monday, October 5, 2009

Pre-Summit Workshop Descriptions
In-depth training on essential green topics. Make the most of your Summit experience with a complete day of training that provides a solid foundation. Topics include:

 

Room 208
An Integrated Approach to Greening Your Campus:
Strategies for Engaging Your Campus Community

Using the LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance Rating System as a guide, this workshop will explore strategies and opportunities for engaging diverse members of your campus community in sustainability projects. Attendees will understand the role curriculum integration can play in moving forward green building initiatives, tracking energy performance, and gathering critical data to assist project teams. These rich educational opportunities will prepare students to have a competitive edge when entering the workforce and be better prepared to demonstrate leadership and attain green building credentials such as the LEED Green Associate and LEED Accredited Professional. Attendees will hear case studies from other institutions and share stories of their own campus efforts.

Presented by:

Jaime Van Mourik, Associate AIA, LEED AP, Higher Education Section Manager, U.S. Green Building Council
Julia Feder, Manager of K-12 & Higher Education, USGBC

Room 211
Making Connections: Developing Effective Green Curriculum
The State of California is leading the country in the green revolution, which will create thousands on green jobs at every level and dimension of the social scale. In order to be ready to supply the demand of green collar workers, the higher education system needs to adapt, create and develop courses and programs that can properly incorporate the new challenges. This session will focus on the development and implementation of curriculum intended to prepare our students for green and sustainable practices. Faculty and administrators from middle school, high school, community colleges and four-year universities will share their experiences, courses and best practices. In addition, case studies will be presented by Los Angeles community colleges, universities, and K-12 schools to show how outreach and recruitment of socio-economically challenged students can be transformed into an opportunity to supply the scientists of tomorrow. This “Summit
within the Summit” will focus on the development and implementation of curriculum to meet the challenge, particularly in the realm of sustainability and green practices.

Organized by:
Dee Patel, LEED AP, Principal of LEED Learn, Sustainability Expert for the Los Angeles Community College District

Speakers Include:
Don Gautier, Randy Adsit, John Grimmer, David Beaulieu, Armando Rivera, Marvin Martinez, Marcy Drummond, Lisa Lewenberg, Felicito Cajayon

Room 207
Financing and Funding Renewable Projects
This workshop is directly aimed at schools interested in starting renewable energy projects and reducing operation costs on their campuses. This comprehensive workshop will cover the difficult legal, economic and financial issues you need to know. For those unsure where to start, or for those currently underway, this program will cover, step-by-step, the components that will need to be addressed to implement successful renewable energy projects. You will have the opportunity to discuss the difficult questions with experts from across the country in this limited engagement. Financial consulting firms will cover project economics and the availability for subsidized funding, including stimulus dollars. Executives from leading equity firms will share the opportunities for debt financing in the current market and cover the details related to Investment Tax Credits. High-ranking international law firms will discuss the structure of Power Purchase Agreements, and what is required in negotiation. There will also be case studies of firms and school districts currently that have recently finished projects that are currently generating power.

Organized by:
Ruben Rojas, Deputy Director, LACCD Bond Program

Speakers include:
Eliot Hind, Goodwin Proctor; Michael Webster, LADWP; Jake Brown, Day4 Energy; Greg Rosen, Utility Micro; Jimmy Chuang, Dalu International Inc.; Ed Fios, Milbank; Richard Butler, Enlink Geoenergy Servies, Inc.
Mark Domine, Enfinity
Mike Miller, Director of Facilities, Butte-Glenn Community College District
Chris Lord, Hannon Armstrong
Tom Pastore, Sanli Pastore and Hill
Randy Britt, Los Angeles Unified School District





Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Financing/Funding Track


Room 105
10:45 am – noon
Federal Stimulus Dollars for Community Colleges
This session will explore and guide you through the many options that are currently available as a result of current federal efforts to promote the creation of new jobs. You will also learn about previously established programs, such the Carl Perkins vocational and technical education funds.

Presented by:
Fred Harris, Assistant Vice Chancellor, California Community Colleges System Office
Chris Lord, Senior Vice Preseident, Hannon Armstrong

Speakers:
Greg Rosen, Vice President of Project Finance, Helio Utility Mirco
Jimmy Chuang, Chief Investment Officer, Dalu Internationals Inc.
John Rhow, Vice President, Barclays Capital

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Financing On-Site Renewable Energy Projects
Power purchase agreements, Investor Owned Utilities incentive programs, the California Solar Initiative and Self Generation Incentive Programs are among the topics to be discussed in this session.

Moderator:
Ruben Rojas, Deputy Director, Build LACCD, Los Angeles Community College District

Presented by:
Jimmy Chuang, Dalu International
Dan Estrada, Energy and Sustainability Specialist, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office
Richard Butler, Director of Sales and Marketing, Enlink Geoenergy Services Inc.

Speakers:
Chris Lord, Hannon Armstrong
Mark Domine, Enfinity

3:15 pm – 4:30 pm
The CCC/IOU Energy Efficiency Partnership:
New Initiatives for 2009

The CCC/IOU Partnership has been very successful in helping the California Community Colleges achieve economic and environmental sustainability through energy efficient construction and operation of facilities. As the new program cycle begins, the Partnership will focus on new initiatives to take the CCC’s to the next level of energy efficiency: New Construction Design Assistance, Monitoring Based Commissioning (MBCx), cutting-edge technologies, and creative energy incentive structures will be presented. Best Practices will be showcased from the 2006-2008 Partnership by your Community College peers. Don’t miss this presentation if you want to learn how the Partnership can help you on the path to sustainability!

Moderator:
Dan Estrada, Energy and Sustainability Specialist, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office

Speakers:

Matt Sullivan, P.E., Senior Program Manager, Newcomb/Anderson/McCormick
Bob Bradshaw, Construction Program Manager, Citrus College
Gary Nellese, Director, Facilities Planning and Management, Mt. San Antonio College
Lisa Hannaman, Account Executive, Southern California Edison


Green Building Track


Room 101
10:45 am – noon
Green Building and Integrated Design
In its management of a $1.5 billion construction bond program, the San Diego Community College District is moving away from traditional building models to go lean and green. By leveraging design build and integrated project delivery, owners can:
• Reduce waste and inefficiency and ‘green’ a construction program
• Eliminate lags in redesign, rework, claims and litigation, improper sequencing of work and delayed submittals and approvals that can regularly occur with traditional delivery
• Match a firm’s past experience and project with project need, setting the stage for success early on
• Have a far greater opportunity to select the best qualified project manager and superintendent, instead of being stuck with lowest responsive, responsible bidder who may have a questionable performance history.
This session will also provide suggestions on how to build highly effective collaboration among the owners, prime designer and prime builder that starts in early design and runs through to project completion.

Presented by:
David Umstot, PE, CEM, Vice Chancellor, Facilities Management, San Diego Community College District
Rick Torres, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, American Modular Systems
Matthew Reilly, Sales Director, Project Frog, Inc.

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm
New Building Codes and
Regulations

California’s new Green Building Code, the first-in-the-nation statewide green building standards, are designed to reduce the impact buildings have on human health and the environment while increasing the efficiency with which buildings and their sites use energy, water, other natural resources and materials.
This session will provide an overview of the new green building codes, as they apply to the state’s community colleges, and guidelines for a smooth transition to mandatory compliance by 2011.

Presented by:
Dave Walls, Executive Director, California Building Standards Commission
David F. Thorman, California State Architect, California Department of General Services

3:15 pm – 4:30 pm
LEED and Beyond: Pushing the Boundaries of Green Building on Campuses
When it comes to sustainability, the higher education sector is poised to make a tremendous impact on the reduction of global CO2 emissions, use of renewable energy technologies, increase of waste diversion and the growth of the green building movement as a whole. The higher education community has been a leader for sustainability; more than 600 institutions of higher education have signed the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment and more than 3,000 college and university buildings are LEED certified or pursuing certification. But constructing healthy, high-performance facilities is only part of what is needed to truly green the campus; a focus on developing sustainable master plans is the key to this transformation. The U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED rating systems address all buildings on campus - new buildings, major renovations and facilities operations and maintenance. This session includes a discussion of how LEED can be applied to campus wide greening efforts as well as an introduction to strategies and new opportunities for streamlining LEED documentation and reducing costs.

Presented by:

Jaime Van Mourik, Higher Education Sector Manager, USGBC
Julia Feder, Manager of K-12 & Higher Education, USGBC


Energy Track


Room 106
10:45 am – noon
Energy Independence and
Carbon Neutral Campuses

One prime area in which to mitigate climate change is by providing small communities, cities, buildings and clusters of structures with conservation and efficient systems that integrate renewable energy generation. The argument today is that these new technologies both cost too much and are not ready for commercial use. While elements of these cost factors are correct, the facts are that renewable energy systems are now commercial and implemented in buildings, complexes, and clusters for public and private use.
Moving from dependence on fossil fuels to renewable energy generation must be a prime policy objective backed by solid economic analysis. It is The Third Industrial Revolution. This panel presents this argument with experts working on actual cases for college campuses and private sector buildings. Change starts with leadership from the Boards and elected officials in any organization.

Presented by:
Dr. Woodrow Clark II, Energy Director, Los Angeles Community College District
Bharat Patel, ME, Sustainable Building Director, DMJM
Doug Yeoman, Esq., Parker Covert

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Energy Management for Cost Savings
The California Community Colleges Environmental Training Center places a strategic focus on leading-edge technologies, products, and practices. Examples include; advanced residential and commercial air conditioning, insulation, lighting, solar, efficient appliance rebates, solar thermal, capacitor technologies, advanced heating technologies and much more! We believe in the “smart dollar” approach to energy efficiency and that consumers should “Reduce before they Produce”! New technologies that use minimum energy as well as new energy efficiency enabling technologies (e.g., nanotechnology, wireless sensors, DC Power Architecture) are fundamental to a transformed energy market. This presentation will focus on the technology and tools that we all can use now to save energy and reduce our carbon footprint. The session will be interactive, and the audience will be invited to examine and ask questions about the latest energy saving technologies. It will also focus on our statewide effort known as the Environmental Training Center.

Presented by:
Dr. Richard Della Valle, Statewide Director of California Environmental Training Centers, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, Economic and Workforce Development Program
Ken Zion, Statewide Initiative Director, Southern California, Environmental Training Centers
John Bennett, Pioneer Consultants
Michael Hall, Director, San Francisco Bay Area, Environmental Training Center, Mission College
Jennifer Lewis, Director, San Diego, Environmental Training Center, Cuyamaca College

3:15 pm – 4:30 pm
Renewable Energy Projects on Campuses – Solar, Wind Geothermal

This panel will present case studies of the successes and challenges of installing renewable energy projects on campus. This session will also talk about how to manage those projects through contracts.

Panelists include:
Mike Miller, Director of Facilities Planning and Management, Butte-Glenn Community Colleges District
Mark S. Williams, Partner, Fagen, Friedman & Fulfrost, LLP
Richard Butler, Director of Sales and Marketing, Enlink Geoenergy Services Inc.
Richard Raeke, Director of Project Finance, Borrego Solar Systems, inc.


Green Workforce Track


Room 107
10:45 am – noon
Understanding the Green Economy in CALIFORNIA: What is it and
How Can we Prepare a Workforce?

This session presents the Centers of Excellence report: Green Industries and Jobs in California. Participants will leave with a full picture of identified six sectors of the green economy and jobs that are projected to grow within each of those sectors. The Centers of Excellence are funded by the California Community Colleges’ Chancellor’s Office.

Presented by:
Lisa Lewenberg, Director, Center of Excellence, Los Angeles Region
Sharon Dwyer, Director, Center of Excellence, South Central Region
Michelle Marquez, Director, Center of Excellence, Central Valley Region

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Today’s Economic Reality: Is Green Growth Here to Stay?
Green Jobs is a hot topic in the workforce development arena. This session will provide an overview of economic trends and outlook relative to the “green jobs revolution” and workforce preparation. It will cover aligning workforce strategies with data driven information to create pathways for both job and education seekers in sustainable industries. In addition the session will address some relevant questions such as: Where is the “Green” demand? Is the demand evidenced by an increasing appetite for sustainable products by the average consumer or business owner? What are the obstacles to green growth, and what needs to be done to create the organic expansion of sustainable industries? And ultimately how can we best leverage our efforts to create the greatest positive change related to issues of sustainability?
Hear from labor market experts on this timely and critical subject. Learn how private and public training funds can be leveraged to meet critical industry needs.

Sponsored by: Foothill Workforce Investment Board
Presented by: Brad Kemp, Beacon Economics, LLC
Moderator: Joumana Barakat, Foothill Workforce Investment Board

3:15 pm – 4:30 pm
Workforce Investment Boards and One Stop Training Centers
Every Workforce Investment Board (WIB) has its own charter, organization, and unique context. What they all share, however, is a set of central roles. Each WIB provides oversight for the Workforce Investment Act program, acts as a catalyst to provide seamless services among various workforce programs, and provides community leadership around workforce issues.
The Green Collar Jobs Council is tasked with understanding the current and future workforce needs of the Green/Clean economy, developing a comprehensive strategy to prepare California’s workforce to meet the needs of businesses supporting the economy and ensure that efforts aimed at improving worker’s skills are coordinated and effective.
This session will look at ways the WorkforceInvestment Boards and the Green Collar Jobs Council are working with Community Colleges and each other to ensure the educated workforce of the future.

Presented by:

Barbara Halsey, Executive Director, California Workforce Investment Board
Robert Meija, Employment Services Manager, South Bay Workforce Investment Board, California’s GREEN Workforce Coalition
Barry Sedlik, Chair, Green Collar Jobs Council

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Green Curriculum Track


Room 106
10:45 am – noon
LEED in the Classroom: Tools for Preparing tomorrow’s Green Associate
In May 2009, the Green Building Certification Institute launched the LEED Green Associate entry level credential. LEED Green Associates must demonstrate a foundational understanding of sustainability and green building concepts and application strategies, critical knowledge in a growing green economy. USGBC is working to support students and educators in gaining familiarity with core concepts of sustainable design and stay current on new technologies, innovation, and application of concepts. This presentation will highlight opportunities to integrate USGBC’s LEED curriculum resources into your curriculum. Preview the 200-level, LEED Core Concepts and Strategies online course and discuss ways to combine these materials with other available resources including webinars, case studies, and field visits to green building projects in your community.

Presented by:
Julia Feder, Manager of K-12 & Higher Education, USGBC

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Green Curriculum Partnerships
How to “green” the curriculum through a collaboration with existing departments on campus to develop and recreate a fusion of courses. East Los Angeles College’s Green Science and Technology Curriculum Project has a successful partnership with key faculty and departments that is developing courses designed to incorporate a green and sustainability focus. Each course is carefully planned out and evaluated by committee to ensure that it is relevant and articulates with existing curricula at the four-year institutions. Participating departments include: Architecture, Chemistry, Geology, Life Science, Mathematics, and Physics. You will leave the session with guidelines to implement your own program.

Presented by:
Dr. Armando Rivera-Figueroa, Program Director, Green Science and Technology Curriculum Project, East Los Angeles College
Marina Rueda, Assistant Program Director, Green Science and Technology Curriculum Project
Karen Daar, Dean of Academic Affairs, East Los Angeles College
Gloria Arevalo, Articulation and Outreach Coordinator, East Los Angeles College

3:15 pm – 4:30 pm
Creating Curriculum for Green Jobs
Where do you start in creating curriculum for green jobs at your community college? Who do ask in an emerging industry with job titles that don’t exist nationally? Which green job area did you choose? Cerro Coso Community College will share their journey in developing their green jobs curriculum over the past two years and the subsequent steps to align with other community colleges across the country and with national organizations including the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and the North American Board of Certified Energy Practioners (NABCEP) to meet national certification and skill standards. From starting at the local level with faculty and employers to build interest and enthusiasm, to using state resources, to moving your program to the national level, Cerro Coso will provide you guidance and a list of resources that you can use to begin your green jobs program.

Presented by:

Dr. James Fay, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Cerro Coso Community College
Valerie Karnes, Dean of Career Technical Education, Cerro Coso Community College

Green O&M Track


Room 101
10:45 am – noon
EPP – Green Purchasing
This session will define “green” purchasing, discuss the environmental importance of purchasing “green, EPS’s five principles of “green” purchasing, the economic benefits of “green” purchasing and where to purchase “green.” An example of green purchasing will focus on the EPA’s Electronic Product Assessment Tool (epeat.net), which is a database comparing the environmental attributes of computers, laptops and monitors.

Presented by:
Joseph Rasmussen, Integrated Waste Management Specialist, Local Assistance and Market Development, South Branch, California Integrated Waste Management Board
Andre Villasenor, Southern California Pollution Prevention and Sustainability Coordinator, Environmental Protection Specialist, U.S. EPA

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Green Maintenance – Environmentally Friendly Products
Maintaining a green building involves practices that run the gamut from energy management and green cleaning to water conservation and non-toxic pest control. Get briefed on strategies that can save money and lead to efficient, healthy buildings.
The six policy recommendations for Green Chemistry (Maintenance) are: 1. Expand Pollution Prevention and product stewardship programs to more business sectors to focus on prevention rather than simple source reduction or waste controls. 2. Develop Green Chemistry Workforce Education and Training, Research and Development and Technology Transfer through new and existing educational programs and public/private partnerships. 3. Create an Online Product Ingredient Network to disclose chemical ingredients for products sold in California, while protecting trade secrets. 4. Create an Online Toxics Clearinghouse, an online database providing data on chemical toxicity and hazard traits to the market place and public. 5. Accelerate the Quest for Safer Products, creating a systematic, science-based process to evaluate chemicals of concern and identify safer alternatives to ensure product safety. 6. Move towards a “cradle-to-cradle” economy to leverage market forces to produce products that are being designed in part by establishing a California Green Products Registry. This will include the development of green metrics and tools (e.g., environmental footprint calculators, sustainability indices) for a range of consumer products.

Panelists include:
Leonard Robinson, Federal Liaison, California Environmental Protection Agency – DTSC
Rudy Vega, Environmental Specialist, Unisource

3:15 pm – 4:30 pm
Sustainable Campuses
The Marin Community College District is currently constructing or modernizing six buildings, all of which will be LEED certified. We are signators to the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment and have a Transportation Demand Management Program underway. We’ve just opened an organic garden on one campus and have launched a solar technician certificate program. In August we’ll turn on a 210 kW photovoltaic system to power half of our PE center’s electric requirements. All of these initiatives and more are being accomplished by a small (6,000) college with virtually no operating budget dedicated to sustainability.

Panelists include:
V-Anne Chernock, Director of Modernization, College of Marin
Nanda Schorske, Dean of Workforce Development, College and Community Partnerships, College of Marin
Anne Nicklin, Sustainability Consultant, Davis Langdon
Michael Lucas, Partner, Alfa Tech

Potpourri Track

Room 105
10:45 am – noon
Case Histories: Mission College and Santa Barbara City Colleges
This panel will demonstrate how Mission College, in the face of significant redevelopment challenges, is re-establishing a sense of place for its Santa Clara campus. Through a sustainable focus on creating a holistic campus, inclusive of the larger community, Mission College aims to transform its building- and automobile-centric campus into an innovative learning environment that doubles as an inviting new open space for the entire county. All 5 panelists were involved in the development of the 2009 Mission College Facilities Master Plan, which recently won a SCUP Award of Honor in the “Excellence in Planning for an Established Campus”. Each will provide highlights from the master planning process as well as tangible lessons learned that attendees will be able to apply to their own campus environments.

Presented by:
Lisa Fisher, Moderator, AECOM
Dave Younger, Lionakis
Harriett J. Robles, Ed. D, President,
Mission College
In May 2009, Santa Barbara City College was awarded an Economic and Workforce Development (EWD) Program Industry Driven Regional Collaborative (IDRC) grant for an interdisciplinary program involving Green Construction and Environmental Horticulture. This presentation will discuss the strategy for writing this grant, the approach taken
in developing the sustainability audit and retrofit program, and update the attendees on the progress to date.

Presented by:
Dr. Douglas Hersh, Dean, Educational Programs, Technology, Santa Barbara City College
Dr. Patrick Foster, Ph.D., Chair Santa Barbara City College Construction Academy
Dr. Michael Gonella, Ph.D., Chair, Santa Barbara City College Environmental Horticulture
Ms. Cheryl Dettrick, President, Resource Development Services

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Integrated Water Resources
With the water shortages California is facing, we must all do our part to conserve. Academic campuses are in a unique position to lead by example. Our case study – University of Utah in Salt Lake City is moving toward becoming a net zero water campus. Water goals and direction include: • Reduction in total water consumed by 30% or more
• Potable water used only for potable quality needs • Develop secondary water sources and systems for irrigation and non-potable uses • Document and model water distribution systems to reflect current configuration and operating conditions
• Reduce storm water runoff and eliminate runoff for some events • Improve storm water runoff quality and enhance aquifer recharge • Educate students by involving them in the process.

Presented by:
Jennifer Crain, PE, CFM, LEED AP, Engineering Manager, Nolte Associates Inc.

3:15 pm – 4:30 pm
Climate Change Legislation and Community Colleges
This presentation will provide an overview of climate change legislation and its effect on community colleges. This session will also detail where those affected can go for possible funding opportunities to off-set the costs of these programs.

Presented by:
Elizabeth Yura, Air Resources Engineer, California Air Resources Board
Alene Taber, AICP, Attorney, Jackson DeMarco Tidus Peckenpaugh


Green Workforce Track

Room 107
10:45 am – noon
Where will the Green Jobs Be?
As we emerge from the current recession, one of the leading sources of new jobs in California will be green businesses. The State of California and the federal government, though stimulus spending, incentives, and legislation, are backing the emergence of a greener economy and society. Projections for the number of green jobs which may be created over a decade in the U.S. are as high as 5 million. The jobs will range in type and skill base with California’s educational institutions, and particularly community colleges, playing a key role in training, re-training, and augmenting the skill set of workers to fill these jobs. This seminar will examine the expected growth in green jobs and will provide a typology of green jobs. This typology will describe the expected breakdown of jobs by industry, occupation, and skill set, as well as the expected geographic distribution of green jobs in California. With its focus on jobs, skills, and geography, this presentation will help community colleges determine the appropriate level and focus for their green programs.

Presented by:
Teifion Rice-Evans, Principal, Economic and Planning Systems

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm
How to Green Your Campus, Fleet and Curriculum with State Energy Funds
The California Energy Commission has funds for a wide variety of campus greening efforts; from retrofitting your buildings to adding new curriculum to replacing your fleet. The Commission is rolling out programs using federal and state stimulus funds. Come hear the Commission staff discuss how you can get funds toward green building and adding clean transportation education to your offerings, get a 1% APR, revenue-neutral loan to retrofit your campus and the funds to retrofit your fleet’s dirty vehicles. The Commission is one of the last agencies with money to hand out. Come hear how you can get some.

Presented by:

Panama Bartholomy, Advisor to Chairman Karen Douglas, California Energy Commission

3:15 pm – 4:30 pm
Partnerships, Apprentices and Internships

Community Colleges can be a huge catalyst for creating and implementing collaborative programs that really make a difference towards the “Greening of California”. MiraCosta College Community Services and Business Development in North San Diego County has recently partnered with an independent educational training provider, AmeriSkills Tech, to offer NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) certified Solar Panel and Wind Turbine installation technician courses. In addition, they are partnering with their local Urban League and a local Veterans Work Placement organization and their one-stop career center to offer this new “green” training to targeted populations of displaced and “at risk” populations. The synergy of the partnerships is huge and has given the program a momentum that has been astonishing. Each agency is concerned about excellent training with excellent results and excellent follow thorough with job placement. The results have meant that a diverse population of dislocated workers have obtained new skills for high paying jobs in “green” energy.

Presented by:

Linda Kurokawa, Director of Community Services and Business Development, MiraCosta College

An accompanying presentation will utilize multimedia to provide an overview of a collaborative effort between Global Exchange, City College of San Francisco, and Bay Area green businesses. The collaboration entitled “The Green Career Program” prepares city college students to be successful applicants for green careers by providing job readiness and ecological literacy training, as well as paid summer internships with local green businesses.

Presented by:

Pandora Thomas, Director of Green Careers Program/Curriculum Manager, Environmental Service Learning Initiative, Global Exchange


 

 
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