Green Careers website completed!

 Green Careers Website Completed!

The VEC is excited to announce that the new Vermont Green Careers website is now live at www.vermontgreencareers.org!

The website was developed to assist users in finding information about identifying and beginning  a green career in the Green Mountain State. The Vermont Department of Labor contracted with the Vermont Environmental Consortium to develop the Green Careers Website. The website is one aspect of a larger Vermont Business Sector Analysis project conducted by the Vermont Department of Labor and Vermont Technical College. The project was created to develop strategies and tactics to align the state’s workforce education and training resources with the needs of employers. It addresses the Vermont’s Next Generation Commission’s finding that one of the most significant barriers to business development in Vermont is a lack of skilled workforce. (The full Commission’s findings can be found here: Next Generation Report (PDF)

Website Highlights!

  • Learn about careers in Environmental Protection; Green Building, Manufacturing & Transportation; Green Education & Research; and Energy Production.
  • Watch video interviews of people in green careers!
  • Read recent 2013 reports from the Vermont Department of Labor Economic and Labor Market Information Division
  • Get detailed job descriptions, educational requirements, wages, job trends and projections, and more! 

Save the date for VEC Spring Conference

Mark Your Calendars!
The Vermont Environmental Consortium Presents:
3rd Annual Water Quality Conference: Stormwater
June 4, 2014
Main Street Landing, Burlington, VT
8:00am to 3:30pm

Guest Speaker: Pierre Leduc, Corporation Baie Missisquoi

Please join the VT Environmental Consortium, VT Department of Environmental Conservation, VT Agency of Transportation, VT Agency of Agriculture, VT Rural Water Association, municipal leaders, environmental advocates, technical experts, and others to debate the issues of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Lake Champlain Phosphorus Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL), and to discuss policy changes, funding, and program development.

More details to be announced shortly. 

VEC welcomes new Board Members!

The VEC would like to welcome New Board Members:

Kurt Muller, The Johnson Company

Amelia Coleman, UVM

Shaun Fielder, Vermont Rural Water Association

William “Scott” Buckley, EnPRO

The VEC would like to thank Matt Sayre, Sean Conley, & Pete Chiaravalle for their past service on the VEC Board of Directors!