California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has unveiled a number of new Green jobs for youths. What is this all about?
The governor on Monday announced the new California Green Corps, a statewide effort to train young adults between 16 and 24 years old to work in the state’s fledgling green-tech industry.
“It’s the kind of program President Obama envisioned when he put together the economic stimulus package. It’s all about jobs, jobs, jobs,” Schwarzenegger said after touring a solar-installation certificate program at a Sacramento community college.
The idea is to create a 20-month pilot program in at least 10 locations to train at least 1,000 people for jobs such as solar-panel installation and sheet-metal manufacturing for wind turbines, Schwarzenegger said.
In particular, demand for solar panel installation professionals has outstripped supply for awhile now. I haven’t read through the fine details of the program, but creating jobs that fit such a Green niche is obviously impressive.
It might pay to wait another year before getting any sense of success for this program.