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CCE to host first-ever Green Jobs Forum

June 5, 2009
Westfield Republican
JAMESTOWN — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County is working with Cornell University and the Workforce Development Institute of New York to host a Green Jobs Forum at the Frank Bratt Agricultural Center (3542 Turner Road) on June 25 from 10 a.m. to noon. The forum will be broadcast to Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations located in 14 counties across New York state via Cornell’s distance learning network. The forum is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. Information on the following topics and issues will be addressed: what is meant by the term “green jobs;” where and in what sectors of the economy do they exist; information on available training programs; what does the future look like for the “green jobs sector;” general information about the Workforce Development Institute and its services. New York state currently has training programs in place and some financial incentives available to entrepreneurs and home improvement contracting firms that want to expand into the home performance field. This forum will provide information on how you can enter the home performance Seating for the Green Jobs Forum is limited, so please reserve a seat by contacting the Cornell Cooperative Extension Office at 664-9502, x201 or


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