SOURCE: Arizona Technology Council

Arizona Technology Council

September 15, 2011 13:00 ET

Sustainability & Clean Technology Job Fair Supports Growing Solar, Energy and Utility Industries in Arizona

The Collaborative Community Effort Will Be Held Monday, September 19 From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wyndham Hotel, 50 East Adams Street, Phoenix, AZ

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - Sep 15, 2011) - The Arizona Energy Consortium and IKOLOJI Sustainability Collaborative, providers of the Sonoran Sustainable Building Advisor Program (SBAP), invite employers and job seekers to connect on September 19, 2011 at the Sustainability & Clean Technology Job Fair. The event will be held at the Wyndham Hotel, 50 East Adams Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Employers such as APS, Empire CAT, Green Monster, Kelly Services, Manpower and Power-One have registered to attend.

Job seekers looking to advance their careers within the renewable energy, energy efficiency, and utility and/or sustainability sectors are encouraged to come prepared by researching the growing number of employers and positions online at http://www.maricopaworkforceconnection.com/careerseeker/jobfair.asp.

"Sonoran SBAP, a founding member of the Arizona Energy Consortium, along with Maricopa Workforce Connections and Phoenix Workforce Connection, is elated to have the opportunity to work with the Consortium's partners to further our goal of inspiring insightful solutions to our area's sustainability issues," said Leslie Lindo, president, IKOLOJI Sustainability Collaborative. "We not only assist in providing quality training and education but in matching those seeking employment in the areas of sustainable building with employers needing their skills."

As a result of a grant from the Federal Department of Labor to establish strategies for integrating the workforce needs of targeted green energy industries in Arizona, the Arizona State Energy Sector Partnership (SESP) was developed. The partnership was broken into three regions; Northern, Central and Southern. The Arizona Energy Consortium was formed as an outcome of the Central Region's effort to administer its portion of SESP and is now led by the Arizona Technology Council.

"This job fair is a great way for job seekers and company representatives of the growing number of sustainability and clean technology companies in Arizona to network and form connections," said Steven G. Zylstra, president and CEO, Arizona Technology Council. "As the leader of the Arizona Energy Consortium, the Arizona Technology Council is proud to support this effort to grow industries supporting solar, energy and utilities across Arizona."

About Maricopa Workforce Connections
Maricopa Workforce Connections (MWC) promotes and facilitates strategic alliances among public and private stakeholders within Maricopa County to ensure workforce excellence and contribute to the economic vitality for area employers, incumbent and future workers. MWC is a division of the Maricopa County Human Services Department. Services are made possible via funding through the federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998. Services are provided to the community free of charge. For information on the other services provided by MWC please visit www.maricopaworkforceconnection.com.

About Phoenix Workforce Connection
Phoenix Workforce Connection (PWC) is a part of the City of Phoenix Community and Economic Development Department that connects business to talent through customized services and ensures businesses have a qualified skilled workforce. PWC provides services with funding through the federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998. For additional information regarding PWC's programs and services, please visit www.phoenix.gov/PHXWC.

About IKOLOJI Sustainability Collaborative
IKOLOJI is the provider of the Sonoran Sustainable Building Advisor Program (SBAP), delivering transformative information that inspires insightful solutions and advances people's expertise in sustainability. The role of IKOLOJI is to provide a platform for program participants to create relevant and meaningful changes in their community through education, career engagement and project development. Visit www.ikoloji.com for additional information.

About the Arizona Technology Council
The Arizona Technology Council is Arizona's premier trade association for science and technology companies. Recognized as having a diverse professional business community, Council members work towards furthering the advancement of technology in Arizona through leadership, education, legislation and social action. The Arizona Technology Council offers numerous events, educational forums and business conferences that bring together leaders, managers, employees and visionaries to make an impact on the technology industry. These interactions contribute to the Council's culture of growing member businesses and transforming technology in Arizona. To become a member or to learn more about the Arizona Technology Council, please visit http://www.aztechcouncil.org.

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