Frequently Asked Questions
This page contains answers to the most frequently asked questions about the WorkForceWV GREEN-UP Project. This website also will contain answers to FAQs from potential students, job seekers, employers, education providers, and regional Workforce Investment Board staff.
QUESTION: What is the WorkforceWV GREEN-UP project?
ANSWER: It is a state partnership of government, business, industry, labor, non-profit organizations, government agencies, education providers and others to support the education and training of West Virginians seeking education and training in support of green jobs.
QUESTION: Who can benefit from the GREEN-UP project?
ANSWER: First and foremost, people interested in obtaining education and training for green jobs, but also employers looking for people to work in green jobs, people interested in starting green businesses, and faculty interested in professional development so they can offer new green courses and/or green-up existing courses.
QUESTION: Who is eligible for GREEN-UP education and training?
ANSWER: While there may be specific requirements for someone to be eligible for a particular program, most people are eligible to participate in GREEN-UP education and training, including individuals in need of updated training related to the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries, unemployed individuals, individuals seeking employment pathways out of poverty, individuals affected by national energy and environmental policy, and individuals with criminal records.
QUESTION: When will GREEN-UP education and training be available?
ANSWER: Education and training funded by this grant will begin during the second quarter of 2010 and continue through at least the second quarter of 2012. As GREEN-UP training opportunities become available, information will appear on this website. In addition, many West Virginia education providers already offer green education and training, and information about some of those opportunities will appear on this website, as well.
QUESTION: Will the GREEN-UP Project guarantee me a green job?
ANSWER: No. The GREEN-UP Project provides green education and training opportunities and assists participants who take advantage of those opportunities find green jobs and use green skills. But it cannot guarantee anyone a job.
QUESTION: As a business person, may I become involved?
ANSWER: Yes. You may receive education and training yourself, recruit GREEN-UP participants to work for your business, and/or participate in regional green jobs planning.
QUESTION: As an education provider, may I become involved?
ANSWER: Yes. In some cases, funds have been committed to specific projects, but eligible education and training providers will have an opportunity to submit proposals to offer green training and receive support for the purchase of green training equipment, particularly to support the commercial and residential building construction, retrofitting, and installation industry training.