The Vermont Environmental Consortium (VEC) recently presented a panel discussion for University of Vermont students on opportunities in environmental careers for all potential majors and degree programs. The first of these discussions was hosted by UVM in the UVM Career + Experience Hub in Burlington. VEC has designed and is offering these panel discussions free of charge to Vermont universities and colleges to meet the educational outreach component of its mission. The panels will be comprised of VEC members with diverse professional backgrounds in Vermont’s environmental sector.
This program builds on the Vermont Green Careers Website, developed by VEC for the Vermont Department of Labor. A wide variety of “green jobs” and careers can be researched on the website, including: Environmental Protection; Green Building, Manufacturing & Transportation; Green Education & Research; and Energy Production. The website guides a visitor to job description, educational requirements, wages, job trends and projections, specific to each potential job or career choice. A video accompanies each section where people discuss that specific environmental career. The website can be found at: http://www.vermontgreencareers.org/ or under the “Projects” tab of VEC’s member website www.vectogether.org. Career related events will be posted under the News tab on the Green Careers website.
Vermont educational institutions interested in hosting a VEC career panel should contact Kurt Muller at (802) 229-4600 or JKM@jcomail.com to learn more. To hear more about the first panel hosted at UVM please contact; Anna Smiles-Becker, Career Counselor & Internship Coordinator for Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources / University of Vermont at Anna.Smiles-Becker@uvm.edu or 802- 656-3002. Read the full press release here.