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    Since 2007, the Ohio Workforce Coalition has been bringing together leaders from education and training institutions, economic and workforce development organizations, business and industry, labor, and human service providers. The Coalition promotes public policies that build the skills of adult workers, meet employer skill needs, and strengthen the workforce system to ensure opportunity and prosperity for Ohio families.

Why is Green Good for Women?

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau is pleased to be hosting a series of webinars/teleconferences for workforce practitioners, designed to offer information and an exchange of ideas to better connect women with green jobs training and green employment. This area of workforce development is an important part of preparing our nation to be competitive in the new economy.

The first teleconference in this series, “Why is Green Good for Women?” will take place on March 15, 2010 at 12:00 noon EDT. We will be discussing opportunities for women in green occupations and key reasons for women to seek employment or career advancement in green jobs, including examples from the field.

Speakers include:

  • Sara Manzano-Diaz, U.S. Department of Labor, Women’s Bureau Director
  • Jason Walsh, Blue Green Alliance, Director of Policy and Strategic Partnerships
  • Joan Kuriansky, Wider Opportunities for Women, Executive Director
  • Connie Ashbrook, Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc., Executive Director

Participation is limited so register early! You can register at: http://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?eventid=836777.

Please visit the Women’s Bureau Web site (http://www.dol.gov/wb/welcome.html) for more information or email womensbureaunetwork@dol.gov.

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