2015 Semifinalist
Winners:
Riverside County, CA
2015
Publication:
Innovations in American Government Awards
Jurisdiction:
California

Riverside County’s ability to collaborate and contract with community colleges, industry sector businesses, nonprofits, and economic development entities resulted in transitioning the long-term unemployed to careers in renewable energy and green technology. Green Pathways = Green Paydays focuses on industry-recognized certificates, coupled with hands-on experience, to guide the curriculum of these training programs and ensure that participants make competitive entries into the job market after certification.