College graduates are returning to school, to study up in the potentially lucrative environment and renewable energy sectors.
The United States plans to invest billions in “green collar” jobs, encouraging some people to leave their professions for a fresh start in what they hope is a more promising field, reports The Toronto Star.
“Historically, sustainability has gone down in priority during tough economic times, but it’s different this time,” Doug Webber of the Canada Green Building Council told the newspaper.
A report published last year by the United Nations, estimated that 20 million jobs could be created with the investment in renewable energy by 2030.
In response, colleges and universities adding new “green” degree programs.
“Colleges responding to need for ‘green collar’ workers”
Toronto Star, February 9, 2009