Green Collar Vets (www.greencollarvets.org) is looking for a few good veterans to link with green collar jobs. The non-profit was founded in 2007 by Jyl DeHaven, a real estate developer in Fort Worth, TX. Its goals are to foster a skilled workforce for fast-growing green industries by training returning veterans of military service.
With the help of Georgia Richey, an insurance agent, DeHaven plans to open local chapters around the U.S. during 2008. For now, they are focused on training and jobs in West Texas, the center of wind energy expansion in the U.S. The Green Collar Vets website links visitors to training programs for wind energy tech, green construction, fuel cell and solar technology.
Their website is still a bit "green" (looks like they could use some volunteer help from a volunteer "Webster"), and their 501(c)(3) status with the IRS is pending. For those who support increased investments in education, our returning vets and green technology, its worth checking out and considering supporting.Posted by dougsimpson at February 26, 2008 01:21 PM