Alachua, FL — CareerSource North Central Florida (CSNCFL) has been awarded a $10,000 prize as a Challenge Member by Jobs for the Future (JFF) for its work on the Green Job Pipeline Advisory Council. As one of only twenty recipients nationally and the exclusive awardee in Florida, the recognition underscores the profound impact and commitment of CSNCFL toward fostering a sustainable and inclusive job market.
The National Council is a collaboration of over two dozen local governmental, non-governmental, and private sector organizations working to build a talent pipeline for quality green jobs for underserved communities nationwide.
CareerSource North Central Florida was awarded for its work on the Council, a critical component of the US Department of Energy supported Project EMPOWER, Alachua County’s community-led plan to help the county transition to a clean energy economy. The Council is working to identify the skills and training needed for future green jobs and to develop strategies to connect underserved and low-income job seekers with these opportunities.
“We are thrilled to be awarded Challenge Member status by JFF,” exclaimed Phyllis Marty, Chief Executive Officer of CareerSource North Central Florida. “This recognition not only celebrates the tireless efforts of the Green Job Pipeline Advisory Council but also underscores our commitment to cultivating a greener job market that leaves no one behind.”
The award, more than just a financial boost, equips the Council with valuable funding and technical guidance to help it continue its work. Furthermore, the Council is fervently coordinating with its partners and the local community to facilitate training and extend support to businesses generating green jobs in North Central Florida.
Council member Nkwanda Jah of the NAACP Environmental & Climate Justice Committee said, “Together, we are working to create a more sustainable and equitable future for our region and some of our most underserved neighborhoods.”
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