14 Nov '12, 9pm

Clean Energy Workforce: Are We Gaining Ground or Losing Traction?

Clean Energy Workforce: Are We Gaining Ground or Losing Traction?

As I opened this week's 2012 Clean Energy Workforce Education Conference , I looked out at hundreds of faces, some long-time friends and associates, and many I’ve not seen before. The brain power in the room immediately struck me. I explained the simple black slide that surrounded me on stage. It simply said: 5.5. We’ve held this conference 5 1/2 times, I explained. Their expressions questioned the half. We met as a small group of 40 eight years ago, in February 2004. Some of the same people were in the room today – Adele Ferranti, Vicki Colello, Kirk Laflin, Richard Lawrence, Deb Rowe. From that launching pad, we moved to Hudson Valley Community College two years later, where we sat down with a larger group and started a dedicated discussion. We shared lessons learned for training a workforce with the right skill sets for renewable energy and energy efficiency jobs. Jeff ...

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