With job cuts being announced every day, not only are current job holders fearful of losing their jobs, but students looking to the future are worried about what they can possibly study that will get them a job. It is encouraging to read the Chronicle’s article about the variety of jobs in the green economy which spells out some of the types of jobs that are likely to grow rather than shrink. Few people know about jobs like a “Residential energy field auditor” but those who prepare for this type of job are likely to be needed as more people become aware of the need to change energy practices. Training for some of these jobs is available at local community colleges and universities, some of them also listed in the article. Let’s encourage young people to plan for a realistic future instead of just bemoaning the present.
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