Authors: Ladan Sobhani Next week, Green For All will host our first Community of Practice Learning Call of 2010. Please join us to learn about how an innovative partnership in Seattle among community groups, labor, and workforce trainers is creating the demand for good, green jobs, and ensuring pathways to those jobs. Collaboration for Green Jobs Creation in Energy Efficiency A Community of Practice Learning Call Tuesday, January 26 11am Pacific/ 2pm Eastern
On the call, we'll hear from SustainableWorks and its partners in Seattle about:
- The "whole-neighborhood" approach tomarketing energy retrofits through community organizing, and how it achieves economies of scale;
- How direct-entry slots were negotiated for disadvantaged populations to enter apprenticeships with participating unions;
- The role of pre-apprenticeship programs in the preparation of workers;
- The role of organized labor in creating joint training and retraining programs, a skilled workforce, and family-wage jobs.