Leaders in Energy 9th Annual Green Jobs Forum, Online, September 22, 3:30 - 7 pm EDT

  • 22 September 2022
  • Start time : 03:30 PM
  • End time : 07:00 PM
  • Event Host : Leaders in Energy
Leaders in Energy Green Jobs Forum
Event Description

The urgent need to become a more sustainable and equitable world, and to stop and reverse climate and biodiversity impacts, is generating widespread new opportunities for people of all ages, skills, and interests to be in green jobs and businesses.  

This year's Green Job's Forum feature three distinct panels. Each is an hour long including time for Q&A. They are designed to give you great tools and insights for your own green job pathway. The first panel is "Green Job Opportunities" highlighting myriad current openings and green business development resources. The second is "Educational Pathways" which will cover familiar and newer ways to gain the skills and knowledge that employers need. Finally, the third is "Landing the Job" where you'll discover the paths others have taken successfully. The event concludes with an optional networking session to meet fellow attendees!

Attendees will hear from a constellation of knowledgeable speakers coming from government, business, education, plus individuals who landed a green job or created their own green business. They will provide perspectives on the following and more: 

  • Job/career opportunities they're seeing at their agencies and programs
  • Green jobs being created under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (also known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act), Inflation Reduction Act, and other initiatives at the state or local level
  • Training, certifications, and education as a path to green jobs
  • Transferable skills that speakers leveraged to obtain their current green job
  • Tips for attendees who are interested in landing green jobs

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Leaders in Energy
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Panelists and Moderators:

      Panel 1: Green Job Opportunities

      -Darrell Beschen, Senior Advisor/Chief Economist, U.S. Department of Energy

      -Hannah Malvin, Program Manager, The Bridge Program

      -Patty Simonton, Director, Bethesda Green’s Be Green Business Program

      -Antoine Thompson, Executive Director, Greater Washington Region, Clean Cities Coalition (GWRCCC)

      -Janine Finnell, Executive Director, Leaders in Energy (Moderator)

      Panel 2: Education Pathways to a Green Job:

      -Michelle Benavides, Executive Director, International Society of Sustainability Professionals

      -Daniel Goldsmith, Managing Director & Co-Founder, Julius Education

      -Isabella Ruble, PhD, Founding Member, Clover University and Economist, Energy, Data Analysis, U.S. Department of Energy

      -Ben Dueweke, Director of Community Partnerships, Walker-Miller Energy Services (Moderator)

      Panel 3: Being Inspired & Learning from Others Who Have Landed or Created Green Jobs

      -Joe Alfred, President, Ally Power Inc.

      -Loraima Jaramillo-Nieves, PhD, Program Manager at Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC)

      -Devyn Keller, Clean Energy Projects Coordinator, Virginia Department of Energy, within the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Department

      -Carmen L. Bonilla, Job Search Coach
  • Logistics / Parking
    • This is a virtual event, and there will be a recording for those who can't attend live.
  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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