Green Path Careers (GPC)

Union and living-wage careers in the clean economy

The overarching objective of Southern California Regional Energy Network (SoCalREN)’s Green Path Careers (GPC) program is to help Opportunity Youth — 18 years and over who are homeless, nearing homelessness, transitioning from foster care to independent living, justice impacted, low income or otherwise at risk for hardship — work toward rewarding careers in the sustainable economy by teaching them the life and employment skills required to succeed the high-growth energy efficiency industry.

The GPC program offers:

    • Opportunity Youth recruitment & enrollment
    • Personal enrichment training (e.g., financial literacy, work ethics, life skills, sexual harassment awareness, career exploration and goal setting)
    • BPI Training and Certification (Building Performance Institute)
    • Employment referrals
    • Work experience
    • Job readiness support (e.g., personalized career coaching and planning, labor market information, resume/cover letter assistance, and interview training).

The Green Path Careers program is a collaboration between ECC and the Southern California Regional Energy Network (SoCalREN).

GPC Program Sites

Los Angeles,

GPC Gallery


Hilda Solis
Los Angeles County Supervisor
“Green jobs present tremendous opportunities for people who have the core skills and competencies needed in such well-paying and rapidly growing industries as energy efficiency …”


For more information about GPC,
contact: Wendy Angel

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