At Greenwork, we’re all about celebrating the hands-on work of rebuilding our country’s infrastructure. We’re starting this series to showcase some of the awesome infrastructure projects that are under construction or recently finished.
The Eland Solar & Storage Center is a massive solar farm under construction near Bakersfield, CA which will provide power to the City of Los Angeles. The project will provide LA’s municipal utility (Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, aka “LADWP”), with as much as 7% of its total electricity. The developer and the utility agreed to final terms for the project in September 2019 and the farm is slated to come online in 2023.
We sat down with Greenwork CEO and Co-founder, Sam Steyer, to learn about how his organization is fostering connection and streamlining the green workforce community. Greenwork is a platform that connects the best companies in solar, energy efficiency, electric vehicles, logistics, and the trades to fill some of the fastest growing job categories in America. At the same time, Greenwork allows training programs to build trust with high-quality employers and connects many students with employers over time.
In our second episode of Climate Stories, we delve into the burgeoning green workforce development movement and its critical role in decarbonizing the economy. Entrepreneur Sam Steyer is using a technology platform to connect skilled labor in green construction and manufacturing with companies in dire need of this workforce.
Host Greg Smithies is joined by Sam Steyer, CEO, Greenwork, to chat about the transition from working on a presidential campaign to founding a startup that prepares workers for green jobs.
Building a green economy will take innovation and organization, but it will also take a lot of hard work. Someone, or more accurately lots of people, has to do the actual installation of solar panels, building of wind turbines, and construction of the rest of the renewable infrastructure.
We’re super excited to announce that Greenwork is now a member of Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), a trade association that helps speed up the transition to 100% clean energy and electrified transportation, to create prosperity and stop climate change.
We’re thrilled to announce that Greenwork has raised $2.4M to pursue our mission: building a path for infrastructure workers to learn skills, find great jobs, and rebuild the world.