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Pathways to Climate Careers

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You can make a difference in your community

Did you know that Vermont does not have enough people working in jobs that fight climate change?

If you care about climate change, think about how your skills could apply to a climate career in Vermont!

What is a climate career?

Jobs in renewable energy, weatherization, clean heat, clean transportation, and agriculture and forestry that support the climate.

These are jobs that:

More and more workers are needed to help fight climate change each year, even in Vermont. These jobs pay well because they need people with special skills and training, and there are usually many job openings available.

  • Offered by ReSource

    Construction 101 | Certification

    Construction 101 prepares trainees for entry-level work in the construction trades. Students practice being on a construction crew, working collaboratively with their fellow trainees. They work on construction projects as they would on an actual job site.

  • Offered by Vermont State University

    Renewable Energy | Bachelor’s Degree

    As a student in this program, you will gain real-world, hands-on experience in designing, building, and implementing renewable energy sources like solar, wind, water, and geothermal heat. Graduates of this program are ideal candidates for jobs as solar installers, wind turbine technicians, sustainability specialists, and more.

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Nearly 75% of Vermont’s greenhouse gas emissions come from the transportation and the building/thermal sectors. That means we especially need more workers focusing on electric vehicles, weatherization efforts, and clean heating.