Are green energy jobs the philosopher's stone that can turn stagnant employment cyphers into golden opportunities? They are according to U.S. Representative Kathy Castor.
Castor visited the Tampa Area Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee school Friday in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to inaugurate their first solar-powered electric vehicle charging stations. There were roughly 20 people in attendance representing the school and the business community.
As Castor spoke to those gathered outside the school, she was flanked by two electric vehicles; a Finnish Fisker Coup and a modified Porsche 911.
Castor began her speech by mentioning a recently published article which alleges that Florida ranks number two in the nation in the last quarter for creating clean energy jobs. She continued by applauding the school's progressive educational curriculum. Among the benefits to green energy education, she highlighted job creation. She foresees new green energy jobs emerging for the graduates of schools like this one.