Workforce Development

ECC to Launch E-Contractor Academy Serving Cleveland & Cuyahoga County

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ECC and Emerald Cities Cleveland proudly announce the launch of the E-Contractor Academy in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, which will train minority, women, veteran and small contractors to compete for energy efficiency … Read More

EC Los Angeles Director Honored by Local NAMC Chapter

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At its 17th Annual Awards Dinner, the Southern California Chapter of the National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC) honored EC Los Angeles Director Veronica Soto with its 2016 Minority Business Advocate … Read More

YouthBuild LA Grads on the Job at USC Village Construction Project

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YouthBuild Los Angeles graduate Marco Sanchez Vasquez, 27, now a second-stage apprentice bricklayer, is one of three recent graduates of YouthBuild Los Angeles who have been placed into good union jobs with the U… Read More

ECC Economic Inclusion Director Addresses Urban Sustainability Directors

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ECC Economic Inclusion Director Sarah Robinson described ECC’s work, its role in creating sustainable, just and inclusive economies with the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN) during a fall 2016 … Read More

Cuyahoga County Moves to Increase Contracting With Firms Owned by Women, Minorities

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Cuyahoga County officials have introduced several pieces of legislation intended to increase the number of county contracts going to women- and minority-owned firms, having found the 1.4 percent of contracts curr… Read More

Youth Take High Road to ‘STEAM’ Careers with ‘ACES’ Program

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ECC’s commitment to building a sustainable and just economy for the next generation has taken unique form in Los Angeles, where the Architecture, Construction and Engineering Students (ACES) Pathway Program… Read More

ACES Students Begin Pathway to Construction Through Union-Made MC3 Training

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By providing training using the Multi-Craft Core Curriculum (MC3), Caló YouthBuild, a partner to Emerald Cities Los Angeles, has become one of the few organizations offering high school students and out-of-s… Read More

Seattle Moves Forward on Workforce Diversity Among Energy Efficiency Contractors

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Following an 18-month process, EC Seattle and local electric utility Seattle City Light (SCL) have reached a milestone in their effort to build diversity into the workforces of local energy service contractors. W… Read More

E-Contractor Academy Grad Wins Zero Net Energy Contract

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Ryan Tittsworth has been president of RBT Electric, Inc., for six years, but he credits his attendance at the E-Contractor Academy for his success at winning his company’s first contract with LA County. Tit… Read More

NYC Mayor de Blasio Unveils Plan to Dramatically Cut GHG Emissions, Curb Climate Change

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Energy Efficiency Upgrades to Public Buildings Will Save Money, Create Jobs As the historic People’s Climate March swept through New York City on September 21, Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled an ambitious pl… Read More

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