Exploring the Green Infrastructure Workforce
This report describes current and future opportunities for the green infrastructure workforce, including educational, occupational, and equity considerations. Surging demand for green infrastructure across the country and the potential for a new national certification program could further professionalize the field and accelerate job growth, providing valuable opportunities for low-income, low-skilled workers to access entry-level jobs with competitive wages and some advancement potential. This report describes the current workforce and field, reviews projections for job growth, and offers recommendations for policymakers, employers, education and training providers, and other stakeholders interested in expanding job opportunities in direct installation, maintenance, and inspection (IMI) of green infrastructure (GI).
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