Presentations

Over the past few years, faculty and administrators in the Workforce and Economic Development Division have conducted numerous presentations at green workforce and education meetings, conferences, and seminars.

Below is an overview of each presentation, a description of the event at which the presentation was made, a description of the topics and information covered, and a link to the accompanying PowerPoint slides.

Archive Green Workforce Development and Education/Training Presentations

Dean Barajas Presents at “Green Salon: Environmental Innovations in our Educational Systems”.

This session was designed to be a very stimulating exchange of education officials throughout Los Angeles to bring together ideas that cut across educational systems, ranging from parent-led organic gardening initiatives to programs that are teaching college students how to become solar energy contractors.  Dean Barajas presented on the topic of “Environmental Education Innovations @ LA Trade Technical College: Building a Green Workforce and Transfer Pipeline “.  Other presenters included LACCD Trustee, Mona Field.

Strengthening Green Career Pathways for Lower-Skilled Adults

PowerPoint presentation by Marcy Drummond, Vice President of Workforce and Economic Development, Los Angeles Trade-Technical College.   Presented during the Green Workforce Initiative Webinar Series sponsored by Jobs for the Future and the National Wildlife Federation, national webinar August 17, 2010.  Across the nation, the government, philanthropic, nonprofit, and for-profit sectors are making unprecedented investments in building a “green” economy. But the success of these investments will depend upon a workforce that can help drive changes in “green” sectors throughout our economy and society. To a great extent, this is a workforce that needs to be created, through education, training, and re-skilling.  This presentation provided information for community colleges so they can develop, expand, or refine green pathway programs that lead to postsecondary credentials (certificates or degrees) and employment in family-sustaining green careers and are designed for lower-skilled adults/non-traditional students who cannot currently access such programs.

Developing, Cultivating, and Training a Green Pipeline

PowerPoint presentation by Marcy Drummond, Vice President of Workforce and Economic Development, Los Angeles Trade-Technical College.  Presented at the California Utilities Diversity Council Green Energy Summit – Advancing Diversity in the New Green Energy Economy, Sacramento, CA, June, 2010. The design elements necessary for industry sector research for energy/utility, career pathways, lattices, and occupational mapping, job task analysis and the development of industry-recognized standards, certificates, and credentials are presented. Identifies the barriers to employment for participates in a program. Identifies LATTC academic history, level of education, English background, preparation of incoming students, training and education pathways, and stackable certificate programs and AS degrees.

Green Education, Training, and Certification

PowerPoint presentation by Marcy Drummond, Vice President of Workforce and Economic Development, Los Angeles Trade-Technical College.  Presented at the Green Energy Business Opportunity Conference, 2010, May 12-13, 2010, Baltimore, MD.  In order to stimulate the demand for green jobs and a green economy the following elements are necessary:  public policy, public demand, economic conditions and technological innovation and advancements.  LATTC’s methodology for identifying the most promising green jobs is applied to the states of Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware.  And LATTC’s methodology for green program design, including industry/labor market research, career pathway mapping, occupational profiling, and creation of stackable degrees and certificates are presented.  Identifies the key elements LATTC used to develop a green training and education program.  Research conducted on the energy/utility to build green workforce is used as an example on sector research.  Identifies career pathways for the solar, energy efficiency and competency framework for weatherization careers and identifies green certificate and degree programs.

Creating “On-Ramps” to Green Careers

PowerPoint presentation by Marcy Drummond, Vice President of Workforce and Economic Development, Los Angeles Trade-Technical College. Presented at the Good Jobs, Green Jobs National Conference: Greener Skills and greener Standards: A Status Report on the State of Green Job Training. Washington, DC, May, 2010. LATTC’s student population is comprised mostly of adults with low academic history.  A majority of LATTC students have limited English and math skills and are not prepared for college level courses. LATTC identifies the necessary elements for program design in green education and training to create on-ramps and success for underprepared and at risk student populations.

Preparing for Green Careers that Don’t Yet Exist

PowerPoint presentation by Marcy Drummond, Vice President of Workforce and Economic Development, Los Angeles Trade-Technical College.  Presented at the Southern California Edison Green Summit, April 30, 2010. Irwindale, CA.  LATTC’s methodology for identifying the most promising green jobs in California and Los Angeles, green policy/legislation impacting green jobs, and sources for locating green jobs is provided.

Creating STEM Education Pathways and Pipelines to Support Smart Grid Deployment

PowerPoint presentation by Marcy Drummond, Vice President of Workforce and Economic Development, Los Angeles Trade-Technical College.  Presented at the Smart Grid Workforce Summit, April 1, 2010, California State University Sacramento, Sacramento, CA.  An overview of LATTC’s utility/energy sector work is provided including: the development of multiple energy/utility certificate and degree programs, energy/utility sector intermediary work, energy/utility workforce initiatives the college is engaging in, utility/energy labor and K12 partnerships, and recent accomplishments and accolades including grant activities.

Green-Focused Programs of Study

PowerPoint presentation by Marcy Drummond, Vice President of Workforce and Economic Development, Los Angeles Trade-Technical College.  Presented at the Green Focused Programs of Study Technical Assistance Academy convened by the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education and Academy for Education Development (AED), US Department of Education. Washington, DC, February, 3-5, 2010. Elements of program design include:  identify industry-sector(s), regional partners, developing program priorities, identifying career-pathways, and implementation of green programs of study. The role of the community college and other partners are included.

Green Jobs in Energy Efficiency and Solar

PowerPoint presentation by Marcy Drummond, Vice President of Workforce Education and Economic Development, Los Angeles Trade-Technical College. Presented at the NexTrendinLA,  Green Jobs in Energy Efficiency and Solar Summit, Los Angeles, July, 2009. In fall, 2006 LATTC launched a Green College Initiative which consists of 4 primary objectives:  1. Green Built Environment, 2. Green Practices, 3. Green Awareness, 4. Green Education and Training.  Identifies the challenges for Green Workforce Development and how utilizing a sector-based approach provides the solutions to the development of a program.  Identifies the elements that drive the demand for “Green Jobs”, such as public policy, public demand, economic conditions and technological advances and the areas that overlap provide the most promising green jobs. LATTC Green Workforce Development efforts in working with utility/energy sectors to provide education, training and workforce infrastructure and the research conducted for the sector is presented.

Green Collar Jobs

PowerPoint presentation by Marcy Drummond, Vice President of Workforce Education and Economic Development, Los Angeles Trade-Technical College. Presented at the 8th Annual UC, CSU, CCC Sustainability Conference, University of California, Santa Barbara, June 2009.  In fall, 2006 LATTC launched a Green College Initiative which consists of 4 primary objectives:  1. Green Built Environment, 2. Green Practices, 3. Green Awareness, 4. Green Education and Training.   Identifies the challenges for Green Workforce Development and how utilizing a sector-based approach provides the solutions to the development of a program. The development of a list of most promising Green Education and Training programs for Los Angeles based on growth.  LATTC develops programs in Alternative fuel systems technology, sustainable design architecture, environment and industrial laboratory testing-chemical technology, sustainable land-use & real estate development, green construction, solar design, installation, maintenance, supply water technology-water purification, weatherization and energy efficiency, wastewater technology and solid waste management. Identifies elements for successful career pathways and industry-recognized certifications and standards.

Best Practices and Innovative Approaches to Green Training and Education

PowerPoint presentation by Marcy Drummond, Vice President of Workforce Education and Economic Development, Los Angeles Trade-Technical College. Presented at the Sustainability in the Green Economy Best Practices Summit. June 26, 2009. Elma, WA.  LATTC’s green workforce development programs and practices were highlighted including:  utility/energy sector intermediary work, green workforce research, green education and training development, green curriculum standards, and green advocacy and assistance.

Green Workforce Development

PowerPoint presentation by Marcy Drummond, Vice President of Workforce Education and Economic Development, Los Angeles Trade-Technical College.   Presented during Goodwill Industries International national teleconference, June 2009.  In fall, 2006 LATTC launched a Green College Initiative which consists of 4 primary objectives:  1. Green Built Environment, 2. Green Practices, 3. Green Awareness, 4. Green Education and Training. Identifies the green workforce development challenges associated with the development of a program. Utilizing a collaborative sector-based approach allows for the development of a successful program where key partners are consulted and career-pathways are created. The elements that contribute to the demand for green jobs are public policy, public demand, economic conditions and technological advances and the areas that overlap create the most promising green jobs. Identifies the competency framework for utilities and weatherization careers and the roles of partners in green workforce program development.

Green Pathways Out of Poverty Through Partnerships and Recovery

PowerPoint presentation by Marcy Drummond, Vice President of Workforce Education and Economic Development, Los Angeles Trade-Technical College. Presented Green Pathways out of Poverty through Partnerships and Recovery National Teleconference, June 2009. In fall, 2006 LATTC launched a Green College Initiative which consists of 4 primary objectives:  1. Green Built Environment, 2. Green Practices, 3. Green Awareness, 4. Green Education and Training.  Identifies the challenges for Green Workforce Development and how utilizing a collaborative sector-based approach provides the solutions to the development of a program.  Identifies the key elements for the Los Angeles infrastructure and sustainable jobs collaborative for energy/utility and the regional partners involved on the project and identifies the necessary elements for sector research. The elements that contribute to the demand for green jobs are public policy, public demand, economic conditions and technological advances and the areas that overlap create the most promising green jobs. Identifies the roles of partners and career pathways.

Building Robust Workforce Development Systems and Creating Jobs and Careers for Those in Need

PowerPoint presentation by Marcy Drummond, Vice President of Workforce Education and Economic Development, Los Angeles Trade-Technical College.  Presented at the Green Boot Camp: Recovery through Retrofitting, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, June 2009. In fall, 2006 LATTC launched a Green College Initiative which consists of 4 primary objectives:  1. Green Built Environment, 2. Green Practices, 3. Green Awareness, 4. Green Education and Training.  Identifies the challenges for Green Workforce Development and how utilizing a collaborative sector-based approach provides the solutions to the development of a program.  Identifies the key elements for the Los Angeles infrastructure and sustainable jobs collaborative for energy/utility and the regional partners involved on the project and identifies the necessary elements for sector research.  The elements that contribute to the demand for green jobs are public policy, public demand, economic conditions and technological advances and the areas that overlap create the most promising green jobs.

Developing, Training, and Cultivating a Green Pipeline

PowerPoint presentation by Marcy Drummond, Vice President of Workforce and Economic Development, Los Angeles Trade-Technical College.  Presented at the California Utilities Diversity Council statewide Summit – Advancing Diversity in the New Green Economy, May 29, 2009. Long Beach, CA.  In fall, 2006 LATTC launched a Green College Initiative which consists of 4 primary objectives:  1. Green Built Environment, 2. Green Practices, 3. Green Awareness, 4. Green Education and Training.  Identifies the challenges for Green Workforce Development and how utilizing a collaborative sector-based approach provides the solutions to the development of a program.  Identifies the key elements for the Los Angeles infrastructure and sustainable jobs collaborative for energy/utility and the regional partners involved on the project and identifies the necessary elements for sector research.  The elements that contribute to the demand for green jobs are public policy, public demand, economic conditions and technological advances and the areas that overlap create the most promising green jobs.

Collaborative, Sector-Based Approach to Green Workforce Development

PowerPoint presentation by Marcy Drummond, Vice President of Workforce and Economic Development, Los Angeles Trade-Technical College.  Presented during a national webinar, “Education for the Green Economy: Opportunities, Resources, and Models”, cosponsored by the American Association of Community Colleges, the Association for Career and Technical Education, Green For All, and the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education, May 2009. In fall, 2006 LATTC launched a Green College Initiative which consists of 4 primary objectives:  1. Green Built Environment, 2. Green Practices, 3. Green Awareness, 4. Green Education and Training. Identifies the green workforce development challenges associated with the development of a program. Utilizing a collaborative sector-based approach allows for the development of a successful program where key partners are consulted and career-pathways are created.

Energy Efficiency Workforce Education at Los Angeles Trade Technical College

PowerPoint presentation by Leticia L. Barajas, Dean, Division of Workforce Education and Economic Development, Los Angeles Trade-Technical College. Los Angeles Green Jobs Leadership Network-Retrofit Workshop, March 2010. LATTC’s Green Workforce Development’s Green Education & Training Programs classroom and laboratories space, faculty and program certificates and accreditations and current Energy Efficiency retrofit training programs. Energy Efficiency workforce training for Spring/Summer 2010 and the trainee outreach and recruitment utilized at LATTC. Identify college training challenges and strategy to assist program participants.

Canoga Park/West Hills WorkSource Center Green Workforce Presentation

PowerPoint presentation by Marcy Drummond, Vice President of Workforce Education and Economic Development, Los Angeles Trade-Technical.  Presented to the West Hills Canoga Park WorkSource Center, October 2009. The elements that contribute to the demand for green jobs are public policy, public demand, economic conditions and technological advances and the areas that overlap create the most promising green jobs.  LMID’s definition of a green economy is green or clean.  California’s green economy value network is green products, public policy and the product and service provides.  Identifies California’s green businesses, green technology establishments by green sector, and green job descriptions.  The California green economy map identified approximately 2,200 individual businesses.  In fall, 2006 LATTC established its Green College Initiative which consists of 4 primary objectives: Green Built Environment, Green Practices, Green Awareness and Green Education and Training.  LATTC’s Green Workforce Development sector intermediary for utility/energy, green workforce research, green education and training program development, green curriculum and green advocacy and assistance.

Workforce Training: Credentials, Pathways, and Pipelines to the Green Economy

PowerPoint presentation by Marcy Drummond, Vice President of Workforce Education and Economic Development, Los Angeles Trade-Technical.  Presented at the Good Jobs, Green Jobs National Conference. Washington, DC, February, 2009. LATTC has developed 21 career-technical programs which are number one in conferring degrees, certificates and 54 programs are in top ten in CA. In the past five years 75,000 individuals have completed the technical courses/training and are aligned with all of the industries in L.A. City’s Green Technology Sector. Green workforce development challenges and LATTC response by conducting a green labor market studies on energy and utility sectors is provided.

The Role of Community Colleges in Advancing the Green Economy

PowerPoint presentation by Marcy Drummond, Vice President of Workforce Education and Economic Development, Los Angeles Trade-Technical.  Presented at the Green Community College Summit, October 8-9, 2008. Pasadena, CA. Presents  the multiple roles community colleges can and will play in advancing the green economy including those of:  industry/labor market and green jobs researcher, collaborator/convener, and education and training providers.  Challenges and opportunities for community colleges is also presented.

Funding for Green Collar Jobs and Green Career Technical Education

PowerPoint presentation by Marcy Drummond, Vice President of Workforce Education and Economic Development, Los Angeles Trade-Technical.  Presented at the Green Community College Summit, October 8-9, 2008. Pasadena, CA.  Identifies multiple sources community colleges in California can use to fund green CTE program development including: continuous funding sources such as VTEA/Carl Perkins, block grant funds, and general apportionment; frequent funding sources such as state chancellor’s office and federal grants; nontraditional funding sources, and more.

Jump Starting Green Workforce Development

PowerPoint presentation by Marcy Drummond, Vice President of Workforce Education and Economic Development, Los Angeles Trade-Technical.  Presented at the Green Community College Summit, October 8-9, 2008. Pasadena, CA.  Key elements for community colleges to consider and implement for building their capacity to jump start green workforce development programs are presented including: demonstrating a college-wide commitment to going green, doing your homework (research), deciding where to begin – key things to consider, developing a longer-term plan, establishing strategic partnerships, seek funding, and monitoring and reporting progress.