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For Immediate Release
Release Date:  September 13, 2013
Contact:  Jen Boudrie, Conference Director, 508-481-0569

 5th Massachusetts Green Career Conference
Thursday, October 3, 8am-4pm, Marlborough Holiday Inn

Your Future in Clean Energy and Sustainability

The 5th Massachusetts Green Career Conference will be held on October 3 at the Marlborough Holiday Inn.  The conference attracts education, business, government and nonprofit stakeholders, and anyone learning about sustainable and workforce development.

“Sustainability has become everyone’s job,” says conference director, Jen Boudrie. “This conference offers the opportunity to learn more about sustainable development and green careers.  The good news is, opportunities are growing.”

During the past five years, Massachusetts has passed groundbreaking legislation that has accelerated green economic growth, new education programs, and employment opportunities in clean energy and sustainability.

The conference offers 20 exhibits that include college sustainability programs and companies that are hiring:  ACDC Auto Careers Development Center for Hybrid & Electric Vehicles, Antioch University, Building Performance Institute, Clark University, Conway School of Sustainable Landscape, Greenfield Community College, MA Department of Environmental Protection, Mass Maritime Academy, MA Workforce Training Fund, National Grid, Next Step Living, NE Home Energy Rating System Alliance, Northeastern University, Solar City, UMass Amherst, and UMass Boston.

In addition, there are 45 presenters covering 16 topics:  building science, clean energy, climate change, environmental protection, food production, forestry, green chemistry, health and safety, hybrid/electric vehicles, materials management, and water quality.  Additional topics include:  employer-hiring snapshots, green entrepreneurs, green career pipelines and internships, and workforce training funds for businesses.

Notable presenters include Ken Kimmell, Commissioner, MA Department of Environmental Protection; Kevin Doyle, Workforce Development Director, NE Clean Energy Council; Wendi Goldsmith, Founder, BioEngineering; and John Andrews, Recruiter, Solar City.

“Every year we offer practical resources to help people with career development.”  Says Boudrie, “Our presenters are experts.  Our exhibitors are educators and recruiters.  This year we have seven coaches for one-on-one career/sustainability guidance, too.”

The conference is Thursday, October 3rd.  Registration and exhibits are open at 8am and presentations begin at 8:45am at the Holiday Inn at 265 Lakeside Ave in Marlborough. Networking and exhibits end at 4 pm.

The conference is being sponsored by Green Workforce Training and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center.

Registration ($75, students $45) provides full access to the conference:  exhibits, speakers, coaching, networking, roundtable discussions, breakfast, lunch, parking, and wifi.  Register early.  Previous conferences were sold out in advance. Info at www.MassGreenCareers.org.