Ramsey County Green Jobs Green Futures Virtual Summit Fri Nov 19 9am to 11am on Zoom
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Join us for this virtual summit to build a shared understanding of the green jobs ecosystem in our region and spread the word about how to access career pathways and opportunities in St. Paul to build our vibrant, sustainable future.
This event is presented in partnership by Ramsey County, the Ramsey County Workforce Innovation Board, the City of St. Paul and the St. Paul Area Chamber, with the goal to provide workforce and career professionals with insights and information about green career opportunities in St. Paul. Speakers will share their own stories, current trends, workforce needs and opportunities and pathways for job seekers to explore.
9 AM: Welcome – Jim McDonough, Commissioner, Ramsey County District 6
9:10 AM : Update from the City of St. Paul – Russ Stark, Chief Resilience Officer, City of St. Paul
9:20 AM: What are Green Jobs and Why Are They Important? Robert Blake, Ramsey County Workforce Innovation Board Member and Owner of Solar Bear
9:30 AM: Lightning Talk/Case Study – Examples of Green Jobs
9:40 AM: Panel – New Green Projects and the Demand for Green Workers
Nick Martin, Policy and Outreach Manager, Xcel Energy
Eric Pasi, Co-owner and Chief Development Officer, IPS Solar
Sarah Whebbe, Solar Power Consultant, All Energy Solar
10:10: Virtual Coffee Break and Networking
10:20 AM: Panel – Pathways to Green Jobs
Rick Martagon (Moderator), State Program Administrator, Apprenticeship MN at the MN Department of Labor & Industry
Tom Aasheim, Director of Technical Education and Accreditation Liaison Officer, Finishing Trades Institute Upper Midwest
Dave Dressler, Training Director, Minnesota Statewide Limited Energy JATC
Brian Farmer, Apprenticeship Coordinator, Local 633 Cement Mason-Plasterers & Shophands
Nate Runke, Regulatory and Political Affairs Coordinator, International Union of Operating Engineers, (Local 49)
10:50 AM: Closing – Ling Becker, Director of Workforce Solutions for Ramsey County
11:00 AM: Extra Session – Optional Q&A on Career Pathways and Opportunities
This event is free and will be accessible through Zoom. We will send registrants the link to join as the event approaches. We will also be sharing resources and links, such as to the Ramsey County Green Construction Careers and Trends report. We look forward to the conversation and making new connections!