“California is already seeing green job growth but we must continue working to accelerate this trend. These Challenge grants will encourage innovative green companies to train and hire Californians to further our state’s leadership in the green economy,” said Governor Schwarzenegger. “It is the private sector that will ultimately lead California out of this economic crisis, and I urge our industry leaders in the green economy and their partners to identify the skills future employees need, build creative programs to train them and then put them to work.”The state awarded two-year grants to six public-private partnerships: two on renewable energy (headquartered in San Jose and Oroville), two on alternative fuels/vehicles (San Diego, San Mateo), one on energy efficiency (San Jose) and one on water efficiency (Los Angeles).
SJSU is one of the subcontractors to the $4 million San Jose-based SolarTech Workforce Innovations Collaborative, which is led by
- SolarTech, a nonprofit affiliate of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group
- Nova Workforce Board, a federally funded job training program on behalf of seven Silicon Valley cities
- Foothill-De Anza Community College District
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