The Advanced Energy Center Teams With The New York State Labor Department, SUNY And CUNY To Identify Where Are New York State’s ‘Green’ Jobs And What Skills Are Required?Labor Department receives federal grant; will work with SUNY, CUNY to identify green jobs
STONY BROOK, NY, May 12, 2010 – The Advanced Energy Center today announced a partnership with the New York State Department of Labor, The New York City Labor Market Information Service (NYCLMIS) at the CUNY Graduate Center, the State University of New York at Albany, and SUNY in the first comprehensive New York State research project to measure employer demand for “green jobs” against the capacity of educational and training resources to address these needs. Green jobs are defined as jobs that are essential for products or services that improve energy efficiency, expand the use of renewable energy or support environmental stability.
The New York State Department of Labor received a $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to estimate the number of green jobs and to identify the new, emerging and enhanced skills needed for green jobs. The Department will survey about 20,000 firms to collect this information. More in-depth research will seek to understand what skills employers need and identify existing education and training resources to fill those needs. The survey will focus on six industry clusters: construction; energy and environmental-related product manufacturing; electric power generation, transmission, and distribution; professional services; financial services; and building services. Skills needed by non-profit organizations that operate New York’s Weatherization Assistance Program will also be identified.
The research project is a partnership between the Department of Labor and the State University of New York’s Office of Business and Industry Relations, the Advanced Energy Center at Stony Brook University. New York City Labor Market Information Service at the City University of New York Graduate Center, the Energy and Environmental …