Green Corps Funnels Stimulus Money to Train Poor Youth in Solar Tech

Green Corps Funnels Stimulus Money to Train Poor Youth in Solar Tech

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green-corps-teens.jpg$10 million dollars of California’s stimulus money will fund the Green Corps, a new program that will provide training for underprivileged youth to learn jobs in green construction, energy, and technology.

1,000 youth, ages 16-24, will be enrolled in the program, which will also receive $10 million from public-private partnerships, announced Gov. Schwarzenegger last week.

The NRDC recently reported that between 52,000 and 114,000 new workers will be needed by 2010 to fill jobs created by green investments. 

(Read more in Eco Localizer)

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