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Northern Virginia Community College and Virginia Tech to Launch Green Jobs Program for Veterans

November 10, 2009 9:00 AM

What:
On Veterans Day, Veterans Green Jobs will announce the start of its first east coast green jobs training program in conjunction with Northern Virginia Community College and Virginia Tech. This program is part of a new mission for military service veterans who are returning home to become leaders in creating a more secure and sustainable future for America. Please join us at the Embassy of Finland, which is the first green embassy in Washington, D.C., to hear inspiring stories of veterans who are already leading initiatives in energy efficiency, land conservation, urban reforestation, renewable energy and other green jobs fields around the country.

When:
November 11, 2009
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where:
Embassy of Finland
3301 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008

For directions and to RSVP visit:
http://veteransgreenjobs.org/uncategorized/vets-day-embassy-dc

Speakers:
Congressman Moran, 8th District of Virginia
Congressman Moran's elected public service career began in 1979 with his election to the City Council in Alexandria, Va. Jim served as Vice Mayor of Alexandria from 1982 to 1984, and was elected mayor in 1985.

The first all-veteran green training cohorts are expected to take place at the Northern Virginia Community College in Moran’s district.

Mr. KenCairn, CEO, Veteran Green Jobs
Veterans Green Jobs is a national nonpartisan organization providing returning military veterans with rapid training programs and deployment into meaningful jobs in the new energy economy.  Leveraging the investments already made in military personnel, Veterans Green Jobs retools them for a new mission: working on the frontlines here at home to implement energy conservation, renewable energy and environmental restoration. Founder and CEO of Veterans Green Jobs, Mr. KenCairn is an expert in wildland conservation issues, sustainable forestry, and biomass energy and fuels production. His passion for and dedication to aiding veterans through their utilization as a leading workforce of the green revolution has spurred Veterans Green Jobs into the rapid growth is it currently experiencing.

Mr.  Mauer, Vice President, Clipper Windpower
Clipper Windpower is a leader in wind energy technology, turbine manufacturing and wind project development in the U.S., Mexico, Denmark and the UK.  Prior to joining Clipper Windpower, Maurer worked in the Global Services Department at GE Wind Energy and was previously in charge of field operations for Enron Wind.  Mr. Maurer served in the U.S. Marine Corps for a period of 23 years, and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1993.  Veterans Green Jobs is partnering with Clipper Wind to train and employ veterans in wind power projects in the United States.

Contacts:
For more information about the new program, please contact Chris Applegate at 703-933-5055 or capplegate@nvcc.edu

For more information about Veterans Green Jobs, please contact Kirsten Maynard at 415-350-4147 or kirsten@veteransgreenjobs.org.

Media:
Contact Jessica Baxter at 703-323-3288 or 571-296-1476 (cell) if you are interested in covering this event.