Providing Green Workforce
Training & Accreditation
Workforce + Sustainability
To meet current and future demand, the construction industry workforce will need to be more diverse, skilled, and younger than ever before. Sustainable practices create greater interest among those looking to enter the industry, and those who gain green building knowledge and a green credential are more attractive and valuable to future employers.
Earth Advantage (with support from Energy Trust of Oregon) works with community-based partners to deliver customized training and professional accreditations to prepare tradespersons for a career in green building.
“It is transformative for our students to understand how building performance impacts our reliance on fossil fuels. We are grateful for the investment and look forward to continuing to work together to make more students aware of the career opportunities that have an impact on their communities. Wonderful to have these students exposed to this part of the industry!”
—Construction Training Director at Oregon Tradeswomen Inc.
Green Construction Workforce Training
Green Building Trainee Accreditation
Case Study: Youth Construction Camp
Workforce Program Partner Opportunities
Our training is flexible to support a wide range of program types (youth training, pre-apprenticeship, higher education, and professional development) and delivery methods (in-person, virtual, on-demand). Earth Advantage works with our partners to shape the curriculum to suit the needs and priorities of an individual program.
- Example: ‘Green Construction Workforce’ training outline
- Example: ‘Top 10 Best Practices’ training outline
- Resource Packet: Green & Solar Careers
- Blog Post: Oregon Tradeswomen 2-day Training
- Blog Post: Blueprint Foundation 5-day Training
- Scholarship Program: ‘Sustainable Homes Professional’