Here’s one of those moments when I’m happy to share news on behalf of a great initiative. If you live in the Greater Toronto Area and have a keen interest in a) environmental protection and conservation, b) alternative and eco-friendly energy or c) hugging trees, this may interest you:
“Introducing the First Annual Green Jobs Forum. Green Living Enterprises is putting together a Green Jobs Forum to raise awareness about environmental career opportunities among youth. On September 17th, 2012, thousands of students, recent graduates and anyone looking for a career change will gather at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre to learn all there is to know about jobs in the New Green Economy. The Green Jobs Forum is Canada’s first comprehensive, multi-sector platform for business leaders, visionaries and teachers to connect and exchange their knowledge with the next generation. The goal: To foster a greater understanding of real-life career opportunities and put youth in the position to seize them.”
Oh, and did I mention: Admission is FREE!
You all know I’ve recently committed to make small changes to do my part for the environment. On September 17th, you can be among people who’ve made a commitment to change the world.
In addition to networking, exploring exhibits (with the opportunity to apply for positions on the spot – bring your resume!), you’ll also have a chance to see experts from environmentally focused companies deliver targeted seminars. These presentations will offer the skills and education you’ll need to help identify employment in growth sectors that facilitate the reduction of waste and pollution and benefit the environment.
The eight (8) core seminar topics include:
1. Alternative Energy
2. Green building
3. Transportation and Urban Planning
4. Agri-food & Horticulture
5. Economics & Business
6. Marketing & Communication
7. Environmental Protection & Conservation
8. Entrepreneurship, Partnership and Innovation
So, if you or someone you know is dreaming of a green collar job, pop on down to the MTCC on September 17th and get the skills and knowledge you’ll need to enter the workforce – the eco-friendly way, of course!
This post is sponsored by Green Living Enterprises.