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Responding to the Needs of the Green Economy CAO/CSAO Meeting, October 22, 2009. Bruce Steuernagel, Office of the Chancellor Gail O’Kane, Office of the Chancellor Patrick Guilfoile, Bemidji State University Ron Langrell, Riverland Community College. Labor Market Information and Green Jobs

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Responding to the needs of the green economy cao csao meeting october 22 2009

Responding to the Needs of the Green EconomyCAO/CSAO Meeting, October 22, 2009

Bruce Steuernagel, Office of the Chancellor

Gail O’Kane, Office of the Chancellor

Patrick Guilfoile, Bemidji State UniversityRon Langrell, Riverland Community College


Responding to the needs of the green economy cao csao meeting october 22 2009

Labor Market Information and Green Jobs

Presented by

Bruce Steuernagel, Labor Market Analyst

Office of the Chancellor

Special thanks to Kyle Uphoff

DEED Regional Analyst Manager


What is a green job

What is a “Green” Job?

  • An occupation that uses a distinct set of skills (possibly new) that are employed in creating a certain product or service that results in less waste or decreased emissions of “pollutants.”

    • Energy Auditor

    • Weatherization Specialist

    • Wind Technician


What is a green job1

What is a “Green” Job?

  • A traditional occupation involved in producing a green product or service does not necessarily use a distinct skill set different from workers from other “non- green” industries

    • Welders (Wind turbines vs. Hummers)

    • Bus Drivers (Metro Transit vs. Touring)

    • Locomotive Engineer (Ethanol vs. Coal)

    • Green accountants? Green marketers?


Implications for the job seeker

Implications for the job seeker

  • Some green jobs are repackaged traditional jobs

  • Some green jobs require a little extra training

  • Some green jobs are completely new, demand will be fluid and information will be lacking in the short term.

  • Skills and knowledge areas are prone to fluctuate

  • Job demand will depend on a mixture of free market capacity (ethanol) and government regulation (weatherization and wind)


O net is a valuable resource

O*Net is a valuable resource


Current data are limited two green industries biofuels wind

Current Data Are Limited: Two Green Industries -- Biofuels & Wind

Biofuels

Wind

16 Vacancies Q2, 2009

Installation, Maintenance & Repair most in demand

87% Required Education beyond HS.

  • Average of 18 Vacancies/Quarter Q4, 2007-Q2, 2009

  • Median Salary of $14/Hr.

  • 23% Require Education beyond HS but 76% required work experience.


Distributions of job vacancies in the wind and biofuels industries

Distributions of Job Vacancies in the Wind and Biofuels Industries


Deed is expanding the job vacancy survey to improve green jobs data

DEED is expanding the Job Vacancy Survey to improve Green jobs data

  • Oversampling companies in Green NAICS codes

  • Building a database of Green sub-specialty occupations linked to an umbrella SOC code

  • Doing in-depth follow-up of companies that report Green sub-specialty occupations

    • Ease of filling job opening

    • Additional training or skills required

    • Wage premiums for sub-specialty


Green knowledge areas important for the future

Green Knowledge Areas Important for the Future

  • Engineering and Technology

  • Customer Service

  • Production and Processing

  • Administration and Management

  • Lean Principles

  • Mechanical Knowledge

  • Computers & Electronics

  • Clerical

  • Design

  • Chemistry, Biology and other Sciences


Skill and knowledge areas for production careers in renewable energy

Skill and Knowledge Areas for Production Careers in Renewable Energy

Skills areas most utilized by future occupations:

Knowledge areas most utilized by production occupations:

Customer Service

Production & Processing

Mechanical

Mathematics

Chemistry

Education/training

Public Safety

Mgmt./Administration

Design

Computers/electronics

Engineering & Technology

  • Reading Comprehension

  • Active Listening

  • Active Learning

  • Operation Monitoring

  • Troubleshooting

  • Quality Control

  • Equipment Maintenance

  • Operation & Control

  • Instructing

  • Critical Thinking


Responding to the needs of the green economy cao csao meeting october 22 2009

System Programs and Statewide Initiatives

Presented by

Gail O’Kane, Strategic Partnerships Unit

Office of the Chancellor


Overview of green training programs

Overview of Green Training Programs

  • 218 green-related programs offered systemwide (credit and non-credit)

  • ~130 outside metro

  • ~90 green by design; majority are traditional programs that have been redesigned to include green knowledge/skills/competencies


Minnesota training partnership for a sustainable energy economy

Minnesota Training Partnership for a Sustainable Energy Economy

  • Lead: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

    • Alexandria Technical College, Century Community & Technical College, Minnesota West Community & Technical College, South Central College, St. Cloud Technical College, Northeast Higher Education District

  • Industry

    • Minnesota Energy Consortium, wind producers, biofuel producers, solar installers

  • Workforce Investment Boards

  • DEED


Minnesota training partnership for a sustainable energy economy1

Minnesota Training Partnership for a Sustainable Energy Economy

  • Lead: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

    • Alexandria Technical College, Century Community & Technical College, Minnesota West Community & Technical College, South Central College, St. Cloud Technical College, Northeast Higher Education District

  • Industry

    • Minnesota Energy Consortium, wind producers, biofuel producers, solar installers

  • Workforce Investment Boards

  • DEED


Minnesota training partnership for a sustainable energy economy2

Minnesota Training Partnership for a Sustainable Energy Economy

  • Energy Technical Specialist AAS

    • built on “core curriculum” representing shared skills across renewable and traditional energy industries (download study at www.energygrant.project.mnscu.edu)

  • Four specialized certificates

    • Wind, ethanol, biodiesel (Fall 2010), solar (Spring 2010)

  • Hands-on activities for postsecondary students and related professional devt.

  • Minnesota Energy Careers on iSEEK (www.mnenergycareers.org)

  • Renewable Energy Job Vacancy Survey


Stimulus related green jobs grant opportunities

Stimulus-related Green JobsGrant Opportunities

  • State Office of Energy Security

    - e.g., $1M for Weatherization Assistance Programs

  • U.S. Department of Energy

    • $8M grant to U of M (with partner DCTC)

    • Smart Grid grants (due late November)

  • U.S. Department of Labor

    • Labor Market Information

    • Energy Training Partnerships

    • Pathways Out of Poverty

    • State Energy Sector Partnership (led by Governor’s Workforce Development Council)


Mn state energy sector partnership

MN State Energy Sector Partnership

  • 1,500 to be served over 3 years through recruitment, training, placement, retention

  • Led by Governor’s Workforce Development Council

  • Aligned with existing initiatives, including FastTRAC, WIRED, Office of Energy Security

  • Governed by executive steering committee (business/industr, labor, higher ed) and regional teams


Msesp regions

MSESP Regions


Targeted populations

Targeted Populations


Msesp proposed 6m budget

MSESP Proposed $6M Budget

Includes:

  • $1.16M for capacity-building (professional development, equipment, curriculum development, outreach) distributed through competitive RFP

  • $4.92M for direct training support to clients (classroom, customized, apprenticeship, OJT, basic skills, sector camps, academies, occupational certificates)


Responding to the needs of the green economy cao csao meeting october 22 2009

Model Approaches toGreen Education and Training

Presented by

Patrick Guilfoile, Bemidji State University

Ron Langrell, Riverland Community College


Thank you

Thank you …

Gail O’Kane, [email protected]

Bruce Steuernagel, [email protected]

Patrick Guilfoile, [email protected]

Ron Langrell, [email protected]


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