Skip to comments.Green-job training put on hold after program produces few jobs
Posted on 02/04/2012 6:08:13 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
The program has shown poor results, and the agency that oversees training has stopped referring people.
Government-funded training for so-called green jobs has come to a near standstill in Snohomish County, having produced lackluster results.
Nationwide, about $500 million in Recovery Act funds were allocated to train nearly 125,000 people for green careers. Nearly a year and a half later, the audit found, only 52,762 people had been trained and 8,035 had found jobs.
The program's underwhelming success rate, both nationally and locally, has people worried.
The modest success rate of green training programs didn't come as a surprise to administrators at Everett Community College.
In late 2010, the college conducted its own study of green jobs and training, by determining possible programs and policy going forward. The college's findings suggested "that a general green education and, specifically, such an education offered through a community college certificate program, lacks vocational applicability in the present job market."
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It's an utter failure! Time for more of it!
Take a page from Barry's book - if it works, kill it.
If it fails, do more of it!
It's the new American way!
This is the classic “putting the horse before the cart” scenario.
Liberals believe that, it they build it, they will come.
But, in the free market system, the demand comes before the supply, and the training of labor for an idea is backwards thinking; it’s the same as wishing to make things happen. Sometimes it works, but most times, it fails. Large projects would not be started by private funding if the need wasn’t there, and only the “wisdom” of liberals says that, forcing it on the people will make it happen. That’s the same kind of thinking that brought down the Soviet Union. Liberals always fail to learn, or refuse to learn, the lessons of history.
Not unexpected at all.
The issue was never Green Jobs. The issue is never the issue. The issue is always the revolution.
These things are always about money and power: who has it, how to get it from them, how to use it to get more.
The reason that it failed, is that the scale was too small...obviously, more money was needed to get it to “critical mass”...
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