Friday, October 29th, 2010

More Students Studying for “Green-Collar Jobs”

Students Studying Green Collar Jobs

More students are studying for green collar jobs.

A new report from Colleges Ontario says that, as we shift to a greener economy, Ontario’s colleges are the ones driving.

The report, Colleges Driving a Sustainable Future: New Careers for a Clean Economy, says the province has seen 35 new green programs in the past three years. This allows students to pursue careers that involve green technologies or practices.

“The shift to a culture of sustainability will be important to Ontario’s long-term success,” said Linda Franklin, the president and CEO of Colleges Ontario.

The report also pointed to other environmentally friendly projects around Ontario’s colleges, such as:

  • A green roof recently installed at Fanshawe College.
  • The $1.1-million smart house being constructed at Lambton College in Sarnia.
  • The Centre for Alternative Waste Water Treatment at Fleming College in Peterborough.
  • The Real Time Operating System, advanced energy management initiative being implemented by Ontario’s colleges.

“Our experience working with these colleges has been extremely positive,” said Laura Formusa, the president and CEO of Hydro One, who lauded Ontario’s colleges in the report.

“We commend them for the enthusiasm and dedication they have demonstrated to developing meaningful programs to launch the long and successful careers for our future workers.”

To find out how green your campus is, please click here.

Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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  1. Taylor Dyer Says:

    We have noticed this trend as well. Our programs at Lakeland College that lead to “green collar jobs” are amazing!

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