Recap: A Greener Future of Work

Key Points

  • District and workforce development partnerships are a great way to start green pathways.

  • There are numerous entry points to sustainability CTE: sustainable development goals, curriculum, student movements, workforce development and more. 

Greener Future of Work

Schools are supposed to prepare young people for the opportunities ahead of them, but oftentimes the opportunities move faster than the school systems. In the last few years, some of the world’s leading countries have made massive commitments to sustainability. Legislation like the Inflation Reduction Act has promised millions of new jobs in sustainability and, currently, our lack of labor force is a huge bottleneck in being able to meet the demands of these urgent legislative wins. 

What can schools do to create greener education to employment pathways and prepare younger generations for the jobs ahead?

Michelle Blanchet from Educator’s Lab and Mason Pashia from Getting Smart recently hosted a panel for the LearningPlanet Festival to help spotlight where we are now and where we need to get to.

The panelists on this event were:

Throughout the conversation, we shared links in the chat to further the understanding of various topics and initiatives. Some of the initiatives, concepts and people mentioned were: 

Mason Pashia

Mason is the Creative Director at Getting Smart. He is an advocate for arts education, strategy, design thinking and poetry.

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