Most Green-Collar jobs are middle-skill level jobs. They require more than a high school education, but less than a four-year degree. Hence, they are well within the reach of lower-skilled and low-income workers. As long as a person has access to effective training programs and appropriate supports … it’s really not that big of a deal to get “job-ready” training in a reasonably short period of time.
Felon? Recovering Addict or Homeless?
Here in the California Bay Area, there are even “Green” programs designed just for you. (SEE Van Jones’ book, “The Green Collar Economy.”
Green-Collar Jobs are GOOD jobs. Like blue-collar jobs that often allow a person to earn a higher wage, quicker than recent grads with Batchelor and sometime Masters Degrees, Green jobs pay “family wages” and provide opportunities for advancement along a career tract of career tract of increasing skills and wages.
It’s time to begin moving away from the model that to live well, one HAS to have a college degree and live in the middle of a crowded city. With the high cost of tuition and other fees continually rising, college for many has already reached a point of diminishing returns.
The bottom line is that we’re going to have to start doing things differently. As the old saying goes, “The only constant is change.”
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