Highlights

Workforce Strategies, Energy Efficiency, and Green Jobs Summit

A summit to discuss needs, challenges, and opportunities in California

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010
8:00am – 6:30pm
UC Berkeley Clark Kerr Center
2601 Warring St., Berkeley, CA 94720

Hosted by the UC Berkeley Donald Vial Center for Employment in the Green Economy

Presentation Materials

Research Results of the California Workforce Education and Training Needs Assessment for Energy Efficiency, Demand Response, and Distributed Generation PDF

  • Karen Chapple, University of California, Berkeley
  • Carol Zabin, Donald Vial Center on Employment in the Green Economy
  • Elaine Gaertner, Centers of Excellence, Economic and Workforce Development, California Community Colleges
  • Jane Peters, Research into Action, Inc.
  • Jessica Halpern-Finnerty, Donald Vial Center on Employment in the Green Economy

Plenary on the California Advanced Lighting Controls Training Program PDF

  • Bernie Kotlier, California Labor Management Cooperation Committee of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the National Electrical Contractors Association (LMCC-IBEW-NECA)
  • Doug Avery, Souther California Lighting Technology Center
  • Barbara Cox, California Labor Management Cooperation Committee of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the National Electrical Contractors Association (LMCC-IBEW-NECA)

Session 1A/2A: Why skill standards and certifications matter to both the energy community and the workforce community PDF

  • Jim Hussey, Marina Mechanical
  • Marcy Drummond, Los Angeles Trade-Technical College
  • Sarah White, Center on Wisconsin Strategies
  • Doug Lemons, ACCO Engineered Systems

Session 1B/2B: Leveraging the utility training centers and integrating them with California's larger workforce development system PDF

  • Charles Segerstrom, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
  • Leticia Barajas, Los Angeles Trade-Technical College
  • Erik Emblem, Western States Council of Sheet Metal Workers

Session 1C/2C: Opportunities and challenges for improving coordination of economic and workforce development planning in the energy efficiency, distributed generation, and demand response sectors PDF

  • Eleni Papadakis, Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board, Washington State

Session 1D: Building pipelines into good jobs in energy efficiency: CBOs, apprenticeships, and other collaborations PDF

  • Ken Smokoska, California Labor Management Cooperation Committee of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the National Electrical Contractors Association (LMCC-IBEW-NECA)
  • Karim Bouris, MAAC Project
  • Junious Williams, Urban Strategies Council

Session 1E: Integrating skill standards, certifications, and workforce planning in energy retrofit programs and investments PDF

  • Paul Kyllo, Southern California Edison

Session 2D: Building pathways into good jobs in energy efficiency: K-12, community colleges, and apprenticeship programs PDF

  • Barbara Hins-Turner, Washington State Center of Excellence for Energy Technology
  • Cris McCullough, American River College
  • Dennis Morin, Sacramento Area Electrical Training Center

Session 2E: Developing the professional workforce for energy efficiency, distributed generation, and demand response PDF

  • Van Ton-Quinlivan, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
  • Dan Henrich, Pacific Data Electric, Inc. (PDE)
  • Milton Randle, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona


Funded by California utility ratepayers under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission.

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