Skip to comments.Graduates Chase Green Jobs
Posted on 04/13/2011 9:13:48 AM PDT by Academiadotorg
Colleges and universities are promising graduates green jobs at the end of their education, secure in the knowledge that if they fail to materialize, schools wont be liable for damages under Truth in Advertising laws.
Google the phrase college programs for green jobs and you get more than four million results. Green Jobs are a growth industry, the University of Maryland promises in a recent advertisement. Todays fastest growing job opportunities are green.
Companies need professionals who can improve corporate safety, efficiency and compliance with government regulations. Be ready, with a bachelors or masters degree or a certificate in environmental management from University of Maryland University College (UMUC).
Note the way they dangle the masters program, just in case a bachelors or certificate dont get you in the door. Yet the door you are trying to get a foot in may not be the only opening that is hard to find.
A report delivered by the Council of Economic Advisers today found that the clean energy investments of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) are not only creating jobs today, but for the future, Heather Zichal asserted in a White House blog on January 14, 2010. The clean energy provisions of ARRA alone have already saved or created 63,000 jobs and are expected to create more than 700,000 by 2012. Zichal is Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change.
Yes, but getting these jobs is burning a hole in the national wallet, Sean Higgins wrote in an Investors Business Daily blog on Jan. 08, 2010. The problem is that even advocates like Obama concede that these programs are not very cost-effective in creating jobs.
Obama says the grants will create 17,000 cleantech jobs. Well, get out your calculator. $2.3 billion for 17,000 jobs equals $135,294 per
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My prediction is that this trend will create EVEN MORE pissed off clingers-to-the-public-teat liberals who demand that the government create jobs so they can get paid to do what they want to do. Yes, I know....too easy to predict, but I needed an easy win today.
“Todays fastest growing job opportunities are green.”
Only as long as the Communists, currently in control of the United States, are able to subsidize this sham, stealing from more legitimate, productive areas of the American economy.
The Green horse$hit would never stand on its own in the disciplining fiscal rigor of the free market.
They are going to be very unhappy as they file for unemployment
No, you nailed it!
University of Maryland University College (UMUC)
My Alma Mater. I will admit, they suck.
More likely solved with energy efficiency mandates - create jobs while supposedly saving energy. A simple order that the government must send in these green trainees to replace your old toilet, change out your light bulbs, put in insulation, and caulk your windows whether you like it or not. Then we pay for it for government programs or mandatory inspections by these same “greens”.
Unnecessarily prefer applicants with degrees, and eventually be put out of business. The technicians in business of tomorrow (post default) will see to it.
You voluntarily admit that? I wouldn’t...or at least I would point out that the name is a redundancy, so how good can it be?
I don’t have a “green” degree and I graduated two decades ago.
But yes, today the school sucks.
I generally have a low opinion of higher education in this country, so I might not be the best/fairest evaluator.
Very good point. After all, how could the average American be expected to competently change out a light bulb or toilet? /sarc/
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