Report/Research

Greenprint: A Plan to Prepare Community College Students for Careers in the Clean Economy

At a Glance

Community colleges are a gateway to some of the best jobs in the US for adults from all socioeconomic backgrounds. Many growing opportunities are now coming from the sustainability, clean energy, and wildlife preservation sectors.

Equipping 20 Million Students with Sustainability Knowledge and Career Skills by 2025

Community colleges are a gateway to some of the best jobs in the U.S. for adults from all socioeconomic backgrounds.

Many of these career opportunities are growing faster and offer better pay than other sectors of the U.S. economy.  They include jobs that protect wildlife and natural resources; that generate, distribute, and store clean energy; and that promote healthy, high-performance buildings.

With support from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, National Wildlife Federation, and Jobs for the Future, leaders from industry associations, higher education, and student groups developed this report to:

  • Highlight policy recommendations to give community colleges the capacity needed to increase the skills of the 21st-century U.S. workforce.¬†
  • Illustrate effective community college programs across the nation that integrate sustainability skills.