GCG – Green Culture Generation – Connecting the Benefits of the Green Economy with Veterans and Native Americans
We are involved in an effort to broaden the reach and impact of the green economy. We have established a specialized program called Green Culture Generation to allow us to actively participate in a growing network of education, training, apprenticeship, and project placement opportunities in energy efficiency and alternative energy systems.
- GRID Alternatives works in partnership with job training organizations throughout California to integrate workforce development directly into their low-income solar projects.
- The SDGE Energy Innovation Center is being built to provide a place for SDG&E to offer educational and technical seminars on a whole host of energy and efficiency topics. These workshops will be targeted towards specific industries and associations as well persons wishing to transition and upgrade their training for green jobs. GC Green has an outstanding working relationship with SDGE.
- The Cleantech San Diego EDGE Initiative was one of five programs selected to receive a portion of the $20 million in grants funded through the State’s Contingency Fund and the Federal Workforce Investment Act. The San Diego Region’s Biofuels Initiative was awarded a $4 million grant from the California Department of Labor in 2010 to create and implement new curricula and workforce training programs in the region’s biofuels sector. Its successful application focused on a career-directed approach to help workers gain both employment and the skills and training necessary to move up the career ladder in an industry that will continue to flourish as governments and consumers seek cleaner alternatives to fossil fuels.
- The California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE) is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation has created the Green Career Network to highlight green career, education and training opportunities in California. This group is dedicated to bringing green job seekers and green employers together with the support of education and training organizations that will provide the green workforce of the future.
- Solar Richmond provides hands-on solar installation training in partnership with the City of Richmond’s pre-apprentice construction skills program, RichmondBUILD and Rising Sun Energy Center’s Green Energy Training Services. Solar Richmond’s staffing service an in-house mechanism to hire top graduates from their training program.
- Troops 2 Energy helps train and prepare transitioning service members for employment in the renewable energy industry.