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Green Workforce Development

Green Workforce Development

As part of our recently awarded second Community Air Grant from the California Air Resources Board, we are working with local labor unions, LiUNA and Tri-Counties Building and Construction Trades Council, to build green workforce development, especially related to electric vehicle (EV) charging station certification initiative.

Research Internships
To kickstart this project, CFROG hired four student interns in Summer 2022 to research current EV infrastructure, development, and implementation in Ventura County.

All interns are alumni from our Environmental Voices Academy.

These students received hands-on experience partnering directly with labor unions working at the intersection of sustainability and skilled workforce development. Interns learn about skilled trades, be engaged in real-world policy discussions at the county level, and help shape a new certification program for tradespersons who wish to work in the construction, maintenance, and repair of EV charging systems.

On August 11, 2022, we hosted a presentation of the final research and recommendations from the interns – please find the recording below and final report here.

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