Preparing America's Workforce for Jobs in the Green Economy: A Case for Technical Literacy
In the midst of the current recession, the clean energy economy continues to grow, creating millions of jobs at all skill levels. The challenge now will be to find qualified workers to fill these positions, which require a strong academic and practical foundation in science, math, and engineering. The U.S. education system will need to adapt if we are going to remain competitive in this sector. "Preparing America's Workforce for Jobs in the Green Economy: A Case for Technical Literacy," originally published in the Duke Forum for Law and Social Change, identifies current weaknesses in the U.S.’s approach to teaching technical skills, as well as successful educational innovations in this area, and recommends next steps in building a ready workforce.
The report was co-authored by Kate Gordon, Louis Soares, and Stephen Steigleder.