Green job management courses sprouting on community college curriculums
As the green energy trend truly takes off in the US, several advancements will have to be made in the training provided to the people of the new industry. Specifically, a generation of managers will have to be broken into the business side of things, in order to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of the labour and engineering sides.
At this time, the nation’s government has invested more than $500 million into the development of various green energy market positions, and with the renewable sector predicted to grow more than fourfold in the coming ten years or so, it is evident that the niche has to be fully grown and self- sustaining by then, in order to field the increasing interest and demand for its production.
The jobs that the green sector has already provided and will stand to generate in the near future, if the public and federal support continues have become the sole salvation for the soaring unemployment rates that have plagued the nation in the wake of the lingering global recession.
Several community colleges around the country have already introduced green management courses to their curriculums that will allow those interested to add environmental certificates to their resumes. The same institutions have set up organic gardens and campus compost sites on their grounds to help spark student interest in the emerging trend.
With the nation’s wind and solar power industries taking giant leaps forward, it looks like those degrees might come into high use in the future, as the projects, ambitious as they are have lacked cohesive and efficient action plans, a detail that needs to be remedied if the US green sector is to truly take off and spread past interested states into a nation- wide effort.
The colleges and universities that have shown avid interest in the field have received several generous grants to aid them in their efforts, with some individual institutions being presented with hundreds of millions in research grants.
With these preparatory steps now taken on an academic levels, it looks like the US are finally taking a more hands- on approach towards earning their rightful place in the green energy race, and trying to provide their people with a brighter cleaner future. As a new generation of managers, engineers and labourers all gear up to leave their schools and enter the work field, the fact that some of them will turn to the renewable sector and put in their training, their efforts, and their innovation and enthusiasms is certainly a great and reassuring feeling.