Trade-Tech Featured in National Green Career Pathways Report

With generous support from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, The Corps Network has released a new publication that illustrates how to prepare young people for jobs, postsecondary education, and careers in a growing green economy titled, A Green Career Pathways Framework: Postsecondary and Employment Success for Low-Income, Disconnected Youth.

The paper explores the extent to which this emerging green economy can offer a pathway out of poverty for low-income young people, many of whom have disengaged from school and are struggling to find a way into the economic mainstream. These disconnected youth — some six million strong — represent an untapped resource.

Trade-Tech is featured multiple times in the report for its partnership programs with the Los Angeles Conservation Corps (see student “success story” on page 16 and “programs in action” case study on page 38) and its newly developed stackable certificate in degree programs (see page 24-25).  The role of LATTC’s Trade Bridge Academy is also featured in the “programs in action” case study on page 38.

Source:  Grobe, Terry; O’Sullivan, Kate; Prouty, Sally T.; White, Sarah. (June, 2011).  A green career pathways framework: Postsecondary and employment success for low-income, disconnected youth.  Published by The Corps Network, 1100 G Street NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20005.  Report is available on the Corps Network website http://www.corpsnetwork.org/ or

at: http://thecorpsnetwork.org/images/wu_images/July%202011/Green%20Career%20Pathways%20Paper/A%20Green%20Career%20Pathways%20Framework.pdf