Discussion 3: Skilling up for CleanBC

We are planning for the future. With CleanBC we have a path forward for a cleaner economy, improving how we work, heat our buildings and get around.

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We need to know what new jobs will come with a cleaner economy. And we need to make sure people are trained and ready when the jobs are available.

People will need training to generate clean energy, renovate buildings, design new technologies, innovate to help business and industry reduce their emissions, design communities and transportation to reduce carbon pollution, and so much more.

Across all these areas, education and training will be the key to success — whether it’s workplace training, a college course, or a new career path.

Tell us more about the kind of training you would like to see.



What kind of training would you like to see for you, your family or your friends?

What kind of support would be needed to making training accessible to your community?

How can colleges, universities, trades training institutions and other post-secondary institutions help?

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3 responses to “Discussion 3: Skilling up for CleanBC

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    [-] Mark Lister

    I would like to see training programs in trade schools and technical colleges for renewable technologies, as well as continuing programs for construction (needed for additional affordable housing) and mechanics (for jobs in public transit). However, these programs should be more sustainable and lower carbon.

    We must put more funding into post-secondary education, with an eventual goal of making programs tuition-free.

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    [-] Keith Dunne

    Food cultivation, preparation and storage. clean energy generation and balancing with low consumption activities must be a part of all new skill development. Construction has to evolve to clean up the upfront carbon in the materials.

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    [-] trevor

    I think the greatest value that “trade schools” can play, will be to take in swarms of very-qualified, highly-skilled, displaced blue collar workers from fossil/sunset industries, and co-identify with experts in emerging technical trades, etc., all of the best applications of transferable skill sets.