Green Careers Resources
As the green technology market expands further into the future, Skyline College is committed to providing our students with informational green energy resources to help expand their knowledge, awareness and to point them in the right direction. The defined resource links below will help you gain a better understanding as you explore the green energy era.
There are a number of resources on campus that are available to job seekers:
- Post your resume to the Skyline Career Center ‘s online jobs portal, Skyline Jobs. Students are encouraged to join to get special access to jobs intended for the Skyline College campus community, including jobs in green and sustainable companies and organizations. Fill out your profile and post your resume.
- The Career Center in Building 1 has a number of resources, including individual career counseling, career action orientations and other workshops and classes on job searching, on-campus recruiting and job fairs, and career assessments for work preferences.
- The SparkPoint at Skyline College houses a number of resources including tax preparation assistance, financial literacy training and savings assistance, food pantry, English Learner Services, Grove Scholars scholarships for career technical college programs, and other programs.
- The Disabled Student Programs and Services and Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) centers at Skyline offer skill and employment services.
Job Searching Resources
- Green Jobs Network: Leonard Adler is a great purveyor of career searching in a wide variety of jobs in clean technology industries and green products and services. His website and LinkedIn page are well traveled, and offer tons of resources for job seekers. His page has a job and internship board, a green jobs search engine that pulls from resources across the web. This is sort of a one-stop shop green jobs board that searches across multiple engines.
- EcoTuesday promotes networking among green-minded businesspeople and workers in other sectors in localities around the country. There is a local event every month in San Francisco that features a speaker and opportunity for people to introduce themselves and their project to the group. A terrific networking opportunity for students.
O*NET has a detailed description of green occupations and jobs
- The Occupational Information Network (commonly called O*NET), a project of the US Department of Labor’s Employment Training Administration, developed a comprehensive index of green jobs by what it calls, “Standard Occupational Classifications” (SOC codes). This is a great place to look for job titles, average earnings, required skills and training, and related fields, occupations and skillsets. Search by keyword of job occupation. Go to the OnLine Search tab and find occupations by sector, especially Energy Efficiency, Green Building, and Renewable Energy Generation.
- Department of Labor‘s Career One Stop Green Careers Page: Resources and descriptions of occupations, including general wage, training, and job outlook by state. The information meshes with the DOL‘s O*NET resources listed here.
- Green Career Information: Great articles from the Bureau of Labor Statistics about green occupations in energy auditing, solar, electric vehicles, recycling, construction, and wind.