Keeping It Green at Oakton

Your source for the most current sustainability news from Oakton Community College

Green Jobs

Are you looking for a career in Sustainability? Alternative Energy? Conservation? Environmental Science?

Opportunities are increasing every day for individuals with specialized skills in sustainability. Click HERE for a webinar from September 2012 which projects the outlook for Green Jobs in the Chicago Region. And download a Green Careers handout from Oakton’s Career Center.

Oakton Community College is an active member in the Illinois Green Economy Network (IGEN) and The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), both of which provide a number of resources on green careers and training.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics will give you some basics on the projected market for green jobs. Finally, check out Greenprint: A Plan to Prepare Community College Students for Careers in the Clean Economy for a glimpse at the role institutions like Oakton can play in the future of green careers.

There is SO MUCH MORE!

Take a look at the sustainability career resources guide developed by the Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium (HEASC), the Disciplinary Associations Network for Sustainability (DANS), and the US Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development in 2013.

Eco-Centric’s “Get to Work!” blog series outlines some great guidelines for jobs in Food Sustainability, Energy Sustainability and Water Protection.

The National Center for O*NET Development through American Job Center Network has great resources on green jobs.

A nice piece on the steps between college and a career in sustainability in only four steps: College-to-sustainability!

Affordable Colleges’ “Turning Green Degrees into Sustainable Careers” resource has a nice overview of possible careers.

Check below for information on Green Job Resources We will add more as we go. Make sure to pay attention to blog posts with the tag “green jobs” for current opportunities!

Local Resources

National Resources


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