The global implications of climate change require immediate local action, with a major priority being to have a well-trained green workforce to meet the growing labor needs. Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Boston, alongside various community partners, piloted the Bridges to Green Jobs program in early 2021 to make clean energy industry jobs accessible to Black and Brown residents. Utilizing the lessons learned from the first three cohorts, we discuss the successes and challenges, and welcome meaningful engagement for improvements, looking ahead to an equitable and sustainable program that targets both climate action and racial equity.
Approved for 1 credit hour toward AIA (LU), BOC, BPI, and NARI certification. Credit is offered for each full conference day toward MA CSL, PHI, Phius, and RESNET certification.
- Evaluate what works and what doesn’t when training people who work with their hands
- Identify some common traits of individuals who find success and purpose in the trades
- Leverage how environmental concerns and climate change can motivate emerging professionals with their careers
- Evaluate support strategies to nurture emerging professionals after the conclusion of their training