Posts Tagged ‘green’

Video Friday: There is no scapegoat for change

April 21st, 2011

Everyone needs a laugh on Friday. And in honor of some visitors to my home, I decided to post this video for Video Friday:


Seeing Green – Green Economy, Green Careers, Green Jobs

August 24th, 2010

It seems the world is going green these days.

In the span of the next 8 weeks there are green events everywhere you look.

Want to understand the new Green Economy?  Michael Gaudet of Green Peak Research is presenting a class Transitioning to the New Green Economy at Wake Tech’s Cary Campus this week on Wednesday and Thursday this week  — August 25 – 26, 2010.  You can still attend the class, email Pat Taylor ( at Wake Tech and/or Michael Gaudet ( directly to enroll.  It’s free to folks who are unemployed, underemployed or pending a layoff.

Green Drinks is going to be on the Greens – the Lonnie Poole Golf Course greens at NCSU that is, on Thursday, August 26, 2010.  For more information:

A follow up to Transitioning to the New Green Economy, a one day course — Targeting Green Jobs in NC will be held on September 1, 2010 at Wake Tech’s Cary Campus, as with the previous course, it is free to folks who are unemployed, underemployed or pending a layoff.  Email Pat Taylor ( at Wake Tech and/or Michael Gaudet ( directly to enroll.

Green NC (Career Day, Education Sessions, Trade Show, and Awards) will be held on Thursday, September 9, 2010 at the NCSU McKimmon Center.  This event focuses on the Green Building, and is sponsored by the US Green Building Council NC Chapter.

The SJF 2010 Summit on the New Green Economy on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 14 – 15, 2010 will be held at the Downtown Durham Convention Center.

And the State Fair October 14 – 24, 2010 is getting into the action with an exhibit called Green NC.  Between the Deep Fried Twinkies and Pig Races, check out the exhibit.

And as if you haven’t seen enough Green yet, Triangle Business Journal is holding their Green Awards and Expo at the Embassy Suites in Cary on Tuesday, October 19, 2010.


It’s Not Easy Being Green

June 9th, 2010

Want to learn more about Green Jobs, Smart Grid and the Green Economy?  Michael Gaudet will be teaching a new 2 day course at Wake Tech next week entitled “Transitioning to the new Green Economy”, details of the class are below.  As with all HRD (Human Resource Development) courses offered by Wake and Durham Tech, there is no cost to the Unemployed, Underemployed.

Transitioning to the new Green Economy

June 16th and 17th

9:00 – 4:00 in Room 103

WTCC – Millpond Village Campus (off Kildare Farms Road between TenTen and Penny Roads)

3434 Kildare Farm Road, Cary NC

This two day class looks at the current state of today’s job market, then focuses on the new “Green Economy job sector.” We then look at why it is growing and will continue to grow. This class will drill down in to various “Green Verticals*” within the Green Sector and then look at specific “Green Companies” in these Green Verticals. The main focus is to show the class techniques, Target Companies and examples on how to take a top down and strategic career targeting approach while doing your job search.

There will be plenty of opportunity for discussion and lively debate as we review the Green Economy and job growth trends. We will also ask individuals to participate in a Green company mini case study of their choice. While we understand that class participants will have different views, passions, skill sets and interests, we want to arm you with new ideas, tools, sites and contacts to make your job search in the new Green Economy successful.

There is no cost to any individual if they are currently unemployed, part-time employed, underemployed by Federal Poverty Guidelines, or anyone who has recently received a notice of layoff or pending layoff.

To register:  email Please copy the instructor as well: and so he can assist with registration and send you additional information before the class begins.  If you have any questions you can reach me on my cell phone, 585.455.1055.

Thank you for your interest, I look forward to meeting you and working with you in class.