How Career Mapping is helping increase the talent pipeline for the built environment
Workforce development issues consistently rank as a top concern for employers in the green buildings and energy efficiency industry. The Interstate Renewable Energy Council has recently launched the Green Buildings Career Map, a highly interactive, engaging online tool to help employers with these challenges.
The Map highlights 55 jobs across four major industry sectors and charts possible progression between occupations ensuring users see possible career advancement routes and opportunities in an extremely visual way.
The Green Buildings Career Map is designed for a broad audience including educators, career-advisors, jobseekers, employers, and workforce professionals. The map includes a section on “New-Collar” jobs—jobs that do not require a traditional four-year degree, but rather rely on gaining skills through on-the-job training, high school technical education, on-the-job apprenticeships, vocational schools, technical certification programs, community colleges, the military, and internships. This interactive session will demonstrate the Career Map and how best to use it.
In this session, participants will:
- Understand the value of career maps for exploring jobs, especially for nascent industries.
- Learn what is important to today’s job-seekers.
- Discover how career maps are useful for student/employee recruitment and retention.
- Learn effective ways to use the Green Buildings Career Map.