Leaders Join Forces to Forecast Future Green & Blue Job Market

October 9, 2023

By PR Office

Green and Blue Collar Tech, Economic, and Environmental Justice Leaders Join Forces to Forecast Future Job Market

Day 3 of the Climate Action Palooza focused on the economy and job training

Media Contact: Miya Walker: @email

Amid the effects of climate change, leaders across a wide spectrum of industries are joining forces to forecast the future job market in the emerging green and blue-collar job sectors. Considering the planet’s dwindling resources, experts will tackle ways policy makers and educators can cultivate strategies for more training in industries that shape the future workforce. On Day 3 of West’s Climate Action Palooza, keynote speaker Dr. Robert Fofrich, UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow, UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, will address: Why do we need green and blue jobs? Policy experts will also identify new college curriculum and training programs needed to advance sustainability efforts.

Key experts from local and state agencies will participate in the session:

  • AltaSea
  • BuildLACCD
  • California Competes
  • California Energy Commission (CEC)
  • Centers of Excellence for Labor Market Research
  • Emerald Cities
  • Foundation for California Community Colleges
  • Good Food Institute
  • Grid Alternatives


  • IBEW Local Union 11
  • Electrical Construction Industry
  • LA Regional Consortium (LARC)
  • LA Business Council
  • LA County Department of Economic Opportunity
  • LA County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC)
  • LA County Sustainability Office
  • LA Cleantech Incubator (LACI)
  • Mitsubishi Electric Heating & Cooling
  • The Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC)
  • Transportation Workforce Institute at LA Trade Technical College
  • UniteLA
  • U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC- LA)
  • West Basin Municipal Water District


West LA College is the new, green epicenter for environmental education and innovation. The inaugural Climate Action Palooza is scheduled to start on the International Day of Climate Action and will host of mix of students and industry leaders. The fun-filled event, hosted by the state’s only California Center for Climate Change Education at West, promises to merge three extraordinary days of action and advocacy with resources to help prepare students for competitive careers in the green economy. West boasts the – first and only – degree and certificate programs in Climate Change & Environmental Studies among the 116 California community colleges.



Day 3: October 26 | Climate Careers Conference | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Free admission. Register via Eventbrite


West Los Angeles College, 9000 Overland Avenue, Culver City, CA
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About West

West Los Angeles College is an ACCJC accredited California Community College that offers career certificates and Associate degrees as well as paths to transfer to competitive universities as a Junior. Students can enroll full-time or part-time, in-person or in the college’s award-winning online program. Recently, West was awarded the prestigious Aspen Prize for being one of the top 150 community colleges in the nation. For more information, visit