by Teri Fritsma
More than 200 career counselors, job seekers, economic developers, students, and educators attended Work Green! Finding the Green in Minnesota’s Economy, an event co-sponsored by ISEEK and Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) on May 24.
The event was designed to introduce attendees to new resources for exploring and understanding Minnesota’s green labor market. The resources were products of an 18-month Labor Market Information Improvement grant awarded to DEED’s Labor Market Information office by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. The resources include:
- In-depth research on green jobs and economic activity in Minnesota
- A searchable, online database of green postsecondary programs
- 50+ green career profiles
- 20 green career videos
- 4 green career pathways tools
- A green careers website to house all products: www.MnGreenCareers.org.
View all the presentations, handouts, and brochures from the event.
The Work Green! event also included 20 exhibitors (20K, .docx)—businesses, non-profits, professional associations, and training institutions—all doing green work in the state.
To learn more about the green project, or to explore the resources available, visit www.MnGreenCareers.org.