Career Essay

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U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) Green Jobs and Career Pathways: An Arranged Marriage in Service to a 21st-Century Workforce Development System Prepared by: Ellen Scully-Russ, Ed.D. The Center for the Study of Learning The George Washington University Washington, DC This paper was funded, either wholly or in part, with Federal funds from the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (ETA) under Contract Number DOLB101A21547. The contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement of same by the U.S. Government. This paper was one of three prepared under the 2010 ETA Research Papers Program, which competitively awarded funding to conduct original research and prepare scholarly papers on topics relating to the workforce investment system. Acknowledgments I am grateful for the support of a professional team of researchers at the GWU Center for the Study of Learning. This study would not have been possible without the valuable contributions of Dr. Lesley-Anne Pittard, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow; Vinod Narayan, Research Fellow; Christiane Connors, Research Assistant; Maura Frederick, Research Assistant; and Ethel Williams, Research Assistant. I would also like to thank the directors, staff, and partners of Vermont Growing Renewable Energy Efficiency Network (Vermont GREEN) and the Renewable Northwest (ReNW), the two energy training partnerships examined in this study. I am honored by their support and willingness to share their early start-up experiences with the research team. Finally, I’d like to thank Heinrich Hock of Mathematica Policy Research and Michelle Ennis of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration for helpful comments

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