Finding Green Careers

Presented by Jason LaFleur, in partnership with Green Home Experts

When: Tuesday, November 17, 2009
7pm-9pm

Where:
Village of Oak Park Public Works
131 South Blvd, Oak Park

What: Finding Green Careers is a brief seminar that will help you learn about jobs and careers in the new green economy. The goal of this program is to discuss the future of sustainability, show you some of the many related career options, and help you identify your role in this exciting field.

We’ll begin with a brief overview of sustainability, with special emphasis on its role in the business world today. A broad definition of what a green career is will be presented. The course then presents an overview of the top projected careers in the green economy, and appropriate designations people can pursue on a career path. Transitioning existing jobs into green careers is also discussed. The program concludes with actionable steps you can take to become successful in a career related to sustainability.
Learning Objectives

  • Relate a green careers to business objectives
  • Recognize the importance of a broad systems approach to a green career
  • List several top green career professions
  • Describe the need for existing businesses to transition to a green economy
  • Create an appropriate career path for your own green career.

Cost: Free!

Reservations: Appreciated.  Please reply to GoGreen@GHExperts.com.

Bio:
Eco Achievers’ President and Director of Curriculum Management, Jason La Fleur, is a member of the national Professional Development Committee of the US Green Building Council (USGBC), which sets standards for their Education Provider Program for LEED AP continuing education. Jason is also the chair of the Education Committee for the Illinois Solar Energy Association, and an instructor for the organization. Additionally, he works for the Alliance for Environmental Sustainability, a LEED for Homes service provider. Jason holds a Master’s in Education from the University of Illinois, and has over ten years of project management and curriculum development experience for educational programs. Further dedication to sustainability is demonstrated in his LEED Accredited Professional designation.

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