Skip to content Skip to sidebar Skip to footer

California launches ‘Green Corp’ for jobs training

arnoldCalifornia Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger this week launched a new California Green Corps to help at-risk young adults find green-collar jobs.

The programme will begin with a 20-month pilot targeting 1,000 at-risk Californians between the ages of 16 and 24. A public-private initiative, the Green Corps will provide green job training, stipends, educational requirements and community service.

“President Obama and I share similar priorities right now when it comes to helping the economy rebound and creating a greener California and America,” Schwarzenegger said. “In California we will utilise federal economic stimulus funds and public-private partnerships to help stimulate our economy while initiating actions to improve our environment. Green jobs are exactly what our economy and environment need right now — and the California Green Corps targets that need while helping at-risk young adults realize a brighter future.”

The startup programme is being financed with $10 million in federal economic stimulus funding and $10 from public-private partnerships.

The Global View creates and curates research, perspectives and intelligence on the modern leader’s agenda.

Subscribe Now

Get our latest research papers and amazing posts directly in your email.

Loading

The   Global view © 2024. All Rights Reserved.