December 06, 2010

Announcement: Survey Released From Department Of Labor For Green Jobs Study

By: by Michele Kilburn, E2TAC



The Energy and Environmental Technology Applications Center Investigates:
Where are New York State's "Green" Jobs and What Skills do They Require?

The New York State Department of Labor, partnering with the Energy and Environmental Technology Applications Center (E2TAC) at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering has 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 of Labor, E2TAC, CUNY and Stoneybrook is surveying about 20,000 firms to collect this information. More in-depth research will seek to understand what skills employers need and to identify existing education and training resources to fill those needs.

We need your participation!

Input from companies is critical. New York State is investing $1.2 billion over a two year period in clean technology and energy efficiency and wants to make sure the workforce is ready.  Business associations, labor organizations, utility companies and other key industry stakeholders will serve as consultation partners on this initiative to obtain the information needed to prepare the workforce for New York's clean technology future.

A letter directing companies to a dedicated survey website has been mailed to New York State employers in six industry clusters construction; energy and environmental-related product manufacturing; electric power generation, transmission, and distribution; professional services; financial services; and building services with more than 25 employees, and to a sample of those with less than 25 employees. Two weeks later, you'll receive a reminder, along with a paper copy of the survey or the option to continue with the online survey.

When you receive this letter, please respond to the green jobs survey as soon as possible!

For further information please contact Michele Kilburn, Research Support Specialist at 518.956.7313 or [email protected] .