The latest report about green jobs from WorkingNation focuses on Louisiana:
It is never too late to reinvent yourself. That’s exactly what Stevie Green of Baton Rouge, Louisiana is doing. At age 49, he’s more than halfway through a two-year program training him for a new job at the energy plant where he’s worked as a security guard for the past few years.
“We have local plants geared toward green energy – green ammonia, blue hydrogen. We are privileged to have them locally,” says Green. “It is going to be a game changer, not only for me, but it is going to be a game changer for everyone.” Green’s training includes an understanding of how an energy plant operates – from start-up to shutdown – and includes hands-on training on the process of creating greener energy.
When he’s done with the program later this year at the River Parishes Community College campus in nearby Gonzales, Louisiana, he’ll be ready to move into a new job with a higher salary. “Going from security to operations. It is a huge [salary] difference. Let’s say I’m heading in the right direction.”
Green is betting his future on clean energy. And so is the state of Louisiana. Read the full article on WorkingNation.