Posted on 20 April 2010
By Mark Miller
A new series of reports on the fastest-growing 50+ job categories included one set forecasts especially relevant for this week’s Earth Day celebration: the outlook for green jobs. Now, you can learn more about new green career opportunities in a free Earth Day webinar sponsored by the report’s publisher, Civic Ventures.
The authors of How Baby Boomers Can Help the Nation Go Green will talk about the report’s findings during the webinar, which will be held April 21st at 2:30 pm Eastern time. Key topics for discussion include:
– Key roles where encore talent is needed now.
– Current green jobs data and emerging encore career opportunities.
– New strategies for work-force development and case studies of employers that are tapping encore talent.
– Real-life stories from people who have made the transition.
The report found that the boom in weatherization and energy efficiency retrofitting is driving demand not only for weatherization installers and crew leaders, but also energy auditors to identify projects and certify results. The growing demand for commercial and residential solar energy systems is creating opportunities for solar contractors and for solar installation trainers to equip young people and others for green-collar careers.
Click here to register for the free webinar on green jobs.