Climate Corps Programs: Using Skills-Based Training to Combat the Climate Crisis

November 29, 2023 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
Webinar Only

An ELI Public Webinar

This September, the Biden Administration announced the American Climate Corps – a workforce training and service initiative with the goal of giving young people skills-based training for careers in the clean energy, conservation, and climate resilience sectors. The American Climate Corps will offer 20,000 Americans paid training in a variety of environmental fields. It will specifically prioritize equity and environmental justice, and will collaborate with federal agencies, nonprofit organizations, and Tribal, state, and local governments on training partnerships. Five states – California, Colorado, Maine, Michigan, and Washington – already have climate corps programs underway, and an additional five just announced their own programs to work with the American Climate Corps.

Join the Environmental Law Institute and expert panelists to discuss the American Climate Corps program and existing climate corps programs across the country. Representatives from state and nonprofit programs will discuss their successes, as well as how they expect these types of programs to inspire citizen climate action and affect greater climate goals. What types of training have been successful in these programs? How will they lead to long-lasting careers in climate-related sectors? What impacts will the American Climate Corps program have across sectors, and what opportunities exist for collaboration with the program? We will address these questions and many more.

Marianne Lavelle, Reporter, Inside Climate News, Moderator
Jake Pollack, Senior Director, Strategy & Impact, SEI
Ken Goodson, National Director, AmeriCorps NCCC
Rola Halawanji, Program Director, Bay Area Community Resources

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