MWA is excited to partner with the MAPC, PVPC and the FRCOG to develop a robust food plan for Massachusetts that includes good thinking about food system jobs and job training.
Our friend Alvaro Sanchez Sanchez has just come out with his rew report: "Clean Water Strong communities." He is investigating the value of water infrastructure improvements using a community benefit strategy (i.e. training and hiring local workers). Worth a read!
There is a new grant opportunity out today from the Mass Clean Energy Center. Learn and Earn is focused on getting youth into the clean tech jobs pipeline with paid internships.
Here's the link: http://www.masscec.com/solicitations/learn-and-earn
For the past year, Alex Risley Schroeder and Sandy Goodman from World Education have been working on the ABE Clean Energy Ambassadors project. This project provides clean energy industry background information, key concepts and real-world industry exposure to participating adult basic education, GED and ESOL program staff and students. It enhances staff capacity to teach students about clean energy and provide informed guidance on local clean energy career and training opportunities. The project was well-received by participating ABE programs as well as industry and employer partners.
We are very excited to have released our newest report, "Local Food Local Jobs: Job Growth and Creation in the Pioneer Valley Food System."
Our report seeks to answer the questions: If more of what people ate in the Pioneer Valley came from the Pioneer Valley, would it create jobs? And, if so, what would those jobs be?
The Commonwealth Corporation is organizing a teen employment event on April 2nd at Worcester Technical High School from 8:30 to 10:30 to release our Teen Employment Study, Signaling Success: Boosting Teen Employment Prospects.
We're interested in the jobs stormwater solutions can create. To learn more about the example of porpus pavement, go to this event where they will describe installing and maintaining porous pavement.
November 8th, 11am
EPA's Porous Pavement Education project
Hurd Field Parking Lot,
Drake Road, Arlington, MA
(first right off Mass Ave after Trader Joe's when heading west; parking available on the traditional side of the lot)
We just posted pictures of bioretention stormwater solutions, designed by our friends at Nitsch Engineering. And if you think that does not sound sexy, well, you could not be more wrong.