Green Careers Week

Raising Awareness of Careers in the Green Economy

Do you have a passion for a sustainable future where all jobs are green jobs? Are you involved with a green business, organization, school or project? Join the conversation about green careers during the week of February 1-5, 2016 using #GreenCareersWeek and tell us all about it! 

We want to get as many people engaged both online and in person as possible to raise awareness of green careers pathways. Green careers are not only new careers - every job, workplace and business can be made more sustainable and green through education and engagement. Throughout the week we will be posting and sharing all sorts of information about green careers, and would love to see YOU participate! Online not your thing? Our team will be attending and hosting career events throughout Simcoe County, so come visit us at one of our locations! Or host your own event at your school, classroom or public meeting space!

Here's how you can participate:

The possibilities are endless, so consider this an opportunity to learn and share how we can all be more green in our careers and support a sustainable workforce! Remember to use #GreenCareersWeek in your posts!

Don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter @GreenSkillsSC for updates and information leading up to the event!!! 

We visited students and staff @ Georgian College!

Monday, Feb 1 - Social Media Blitz! Using #GreenCareersWeek and #GreenEconomy, tell us what YOU think the green economy is & how you're involved! 

Tuesday, Feb 2 - Today is the day of Green Building and Landscaping! Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter using #GreenCareersWeekand #greenbuild and/or #greenscape. Tell us about your business, show us a project you've worked on, post anything and everything about green building and landscaping! AND Come see us in person at Georgian College in Barrie at their CONNECT 2 CAREERS Job Fair! We will be there from 11am-2pm!

Wednesday, Feb 3 - The topic is Renewable Energy! Using #GreenCareersWeek and #renewables, tweet and post your heart out about how you are learning about or working with renewable energy technologies and practices!

Thursday, Feb 4 - Join the conversation today as we showcase careers in #energyefficiency for #GreenCareersWeek! We want to know how you are practicing energy efficiency in your workplace or business. What kinds of technology do you use? How does your workplace engage employees in conservation? Tell us! AND don't forget to check out the Simcoe Muskoka Workforce Development Board's VIRTUAL JOB FAIR on Job Central! Employers from Simcoe and Muskoka can post their open positions for FREE, and during the virtual job fair you can interact with job seekers who want to learn more about your business and join your team! 

Friday, Feb 5 - On the final day of #GreenCareersWeek we're talking about agriculture and tourism with #greenAG and #ecotourism! We want to hear all about how your farm is using renewable energy, how you support local tourism, low emission tours, and everything else you're doing in the green economy!