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“Green” occupation training opportunities

Good morning –

Here are a couple of very interesting educational opportunities, which you might find of interest. One is a Certificate Program in Creating a Sustainable Enterprise, and the other includes a whole bunch of green training opportunities via the HERO program (Home Energy Retrofit Occupations). Take a look, and please pass this along to others who may find them of value. These are not quite local, but they’re really great opportunties.


~ malcolm


Business Leadership: Creating a Sustainable Enterprise — A New Certificate Program from UCSC Extension

Successful executives in the 21st Century need to know how to operate in an era of resource limits, and this course integrates traditional executive leadership training with a thorough understanding of the principles of sustainability (people, planet and prosperity).

Focused on the needs of business executives, this 11-week certificate program will help business leaders navigate the challenges of resource constraints (limited energy, water and supply chain materials) — and learn to create new value from previously “wasted” resources.  While covering essential topics such as motivating employees, building successful teams, and directing an agile organization, the classes will also show how the principles of sustainability can create economic value in today’s changing world. Case studies, guest 
lecturers and three field trips will provide a variety of learning 

The course starts Thursday, March 29 and run weekly until June 7, 
2012. Classes meet in Santa Clara at the UCSC Extension building from 1:00 until 8:00 pm, dinner included.

For details on the content, see the course description:

For schedule information, course fees and a registration form, see:

Or visit the UCSC Extension/Silicon Valley site:


Home Energy Retrofit Occupations (HERO) Program

Courses include:

  • Effective Green Business Marketing
  • Solar Sales Training
  • Energy Efficiency Opportunities for Realtors & Mortgage Professionals
  • Building Performance Assessment/Sales
  • Building Performance Assessment/Sales

Sign Up Now!

To learn about the next steps contact:

Alameda County/Bay Area:

San Mateo County/Bay Area:

For details visit www.peninsulaworks/HERO.html

  • NO COST training for eligible individuals
  • Obtain skills for entry or advancement in home energy efficiency & green-related industries
  • Emerging industry with projected growth over the next decade
  • Classroom & hands-on instruction addressing employer & industry workforce needs
  • Resume & interviewing skills assistance
  • Opportunities to connect with industry experts
  • Priority given to qualifying US Veterans & spouses

The Home Energy Retrofit Occupations (HERO) Program is funded by a $2.5 million Community Based Job Training Grant, as implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration and hosted by San Mateo County Human Services Agency. This program constitutes 100% of federal grant funds received. The Home Energy Retrofit Occupations (HERO) Program is an equal opportunity



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