Technical Assistance

Greenforce Initiative

Helping Colleges Build Green Career Pathways, Green Campuses

Helping community colleges develop pathways into “green economy” careers for low-skilled adults, while strengthening workforce development and college sustainability practices.

Mary V.L. Wright
Director, Employer Alliances
617.728.4446 x211
mwright@jff.org
@MaryVLWrightJFF

Technical Assistance

JFF and NWF provide the Learning and Action Networks with technical assistance for a number of critical activities, including:

  • Engaging employers and connecting workforce development programs more strongly to their needs
  • Identifying emerging labor market needs in green sectors
  • Identifying and implementing best and promising practices for designing career pathways and supporting advancement
  • Identifying and implementing strategies for expanding access and opportunities for lower-skilled and nontraditional students
  • Promoting the integration of community colleges’ sustainability efforts with their “green” workforce development and economic development activities
  • Leveraging state and federal funding opportunities to expand effective green pathway program designs for lower-skilled adults
  • Identifying and taking advantage of opportunities to influence state and federal policy agendas and funding support for this work