Greenforce Initiative

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Greenforce Initiative is an effort to strengthen the capacity of community colleges to develop, or enhance green career pathway programs.

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Jobs for the Future (JFF) and National Wildlife Federation (NWF) are partners in the Greenforce Initiativeā„¢, an effort to strengthen the capacity of community colleges to develop, enhance or refine green career pathway programs in six regions of the U.S.

NWF and JFF share a desire to increase the capacity of community colleges to prepare nontraditional students to enter the green-collar and sustainability job market. NWF has a 20-year history of working with colleges and universities to improve their overall green educational programming and on-site sustainability. For 25 years, JFF has worked to create and expand training- and education-based solutions to poverty, and it has deep expertise in engaging colleges in workforce partnerships and sector-specific workforce development initiatives.

The Greenforce Initiative is active in Illinois, Michigan, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Washington.

"We face a major challenge to retool and rebuild our workforce and meet the challenges of the coming clean energy economy," said Lisa Madry, Campus Field Director, National Wildlife Federation. "The Greenforce commitment will help accelerate America's ability to tackle the climate crisis while creating economic opportunities and pathways out of poverty."

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