Godfrey, Ill. – Lewis and Clark President Dale Chapman will speak about sustainability issues and training a green workforce during a St. Louis Green Confluence event, to be held Jan. 26-27 on the campus of Saint Louis University.
The two-day event, organized by the Missouri Career Center, St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association and Southwestern Illinois workNet, will offer an opportunity for employers, educators, public policy makers and citizens to connect for the future of the region’s green economy.
Chapman will speak at the Green Economy Symposium, scheduled to run from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wed., Jan. 26. The invite-only symposium, to be held at the Busch Student Center, located at the corner of Grand Avenue and Laclede, will comprise various speakers, panels and video presentations addressing the green economy and workforce in the region.
“Lewis and Clark Community College now offers more programs and courses in sustainability-related topics than ever. From wastewater treatment to photovoltaic design and installation, it is important to train our future workforce in growing fields that also aim to protect our natural resources,” Chapman said.
The public portion of the event, a Green Opportunity Showcase, will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thurs., Jan. 27, featuring exhibits from green employers, educational institutions including Lewis and Clark, and job training centers. Green skills and training workshops will also be available.
The St. Louis Green Confluence event is being hosted by the Saint Louis University Center for Sustainability. Learn more or register today at http://stlouisgreen.com/