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to Build Career Pathways and Resilient Urban Communities.
This paper outlines ways to achieve two key goals: First, to create career paths for young people; and secondly, to improve the U.S.’ ability to counter, and adapt to climate change, especially in communities that have suffered from environmental injustices.
As momentum gathers in Washington to establish a Civilian Climate Corps (CCC), this paper outlines ways to achieve two key goals: First, to create career paths for young people; and secondly, to improve the U.S.’ ability to counter, and adapt to climate change, especially in communities that have suffered from environmental injustices. Advancing these interdependent goals will create physical, economic, and social resilience while building more just, resilient, and sustainable communities across America. This paper describes how this can be done relatively quickly, by building off the AmeriCorps program, and provides recommendations that apply to a fully developed CCC. Key recommendations include 1) funding the full cost of corpsmembers and building on the expertise of organizations experienced with the range of activities required for successful corps programs; 2) planning intentional career pathways for corpsmembers; and 3) forming partnerships around corps organizations to fund, design, plan, implement and evaluate visible and impactful projects. The paper concludes with case studies of existing programs that highlight the challenges and opportunities of a CCC.
Published September 2021
This study was intended to assess current—and projected—employment levels across these sectors with a particular focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) oriented occupations that require “mid-level” education and skills. This education includes post-high school training but stops short of a bachelor’s degree,3 opening the door to a greater number of students who are not focused exclusively on four-year degrees. The study was also designed to identify employer demand for occupations within these four sectors.
The information in this article describes typical occupations and employers associated with this major. Some of the options listed below may require additional training. Moreover, you are not limited to these options alone when choosing a possible career path.
Choose your outdoor career path! Get started by asking yourself some very basic questions. Even though you might not be able to answer all of them, it is a good first step to narrow down what you really want to do. Ready? Let’s go!
A 48-mile water trail along the Chattahoochee River in Georgia. The water trail is contained within the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (NRA).