American manufacturing and small business landed front and center on President Barack Obama’s public push for a congressional deal that would prevent higher taxes and budget cuts from automatically kicking in at the end of the year, a scenario known as the “fiscal cliff.” Read more
Despite some short-term challenges, including the fiscal cliff and the potential end of the Production Tax Credit, an emphasis on green jobs hiring is clearly going to bring long-term benefit for the cleantech industries. But as we have explored in previous stories on Green & Clean, there aren’t enough trained skilled workers who can step in to these jobs.
But training programs, looking long term to the future, continue to spring up across the country, aided by federal grants and nonprofits, and one of the most inspiring ones comes from an area that isn’t thought of as a cleantech hot spot: the Bronx.
In New York City’s northernmost borough, arguably most famous for being the home of the New York Yankees but also for having a rough-and-tumble reputation, an organization called the Consortium for Workers Education (CWE) has been been training adults and recent college graduates for green jobs. Read more