Friday, May 21, 2010

Defining Green Jobs Topic of May Education Forum

This month, we bring you a panel presentation and discussion on the nuances of a career in Sustainability. While this is one of the fastest growing sectors of the job market — more than doubling the growth of tradition job sectors — it is still unclear as to what defines a green job and how it relates to a broad spectrum of industries. Join our guest speakers as they explore many topics that bring clarity to this field.

Topics Covered
• Industries that support green jobs
• Relevant skill sets
• Roles and responsibilities
• Future trends

Leslie Lindo is the President and Lead Instructor of the Sonoran Sustainable Building Advisor Program, which offers a mastery level USGBC Education Provider Program for professionals on the principles of sustainable design. In her role with this organization, Leslie has worked closely with workforce development agencies to educate job seekers, employers and career advisors on the prevalence of green jobs. Leslie also coordinates sustainability programs through the Global Institute of Sustainability at ASU West. She is a LEED Accredited Professional and the first Certified Sustainable Building Advisor in Arizona.

Colin Tetreault holds a Master of Arts from Arizona State University's School of Sustainability, the first program of its kind in the United States. Colin serves as the director of sustainability for Atlasta Catering and Event Concepts, where he is charged with changing organizational structure and culture to be more sustainability minded. His efforts impact all levels of systems from employees and managers to suppliers and customers. Colin holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He has studied international business and development at the Baltic School of Business and consulted for an international telecommunications firm while living in Sweden.
Katrina Shum is the Sustainability Manager for ARAMARK, greening food service operations in Higher Education. She developed her strength in sustainability through her work in the international Ecotourism field. Katrina was involved in the Global Ecotourism Conference and her award-winning report on community-based tourism was used to assist the Lao government in regional planning. In Mongolia, she engaged the Tsaatan community to develop governance, operations and market-linked financial frameworks. Originally from Canada, Katrina graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Hospitality Management with a focus on Sustainable Development.

Rio Salado College, The Conference @ Rio
2323 W. 14th St, Tempe, AZ 85281(map)
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Monday, May 24th from 5:30 to 7:30pm

5:30 - 6:00pm Networking
6:00 - 7:30pm Presentation

$10 Members
$20 Non-Members
Additional $5 required when paying at the door

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