The green building industry has exploded in recent years. However, the architecture and design fields within the industry continue to experience a diversity gap, with far fewer people of color and women employed in higher-wage positions such as engineers or architects. EcoRise, the University of Texas School of Architecture (UTSOA), Austin Independent School District, and BLGY Architecture have teamed up to design and pilot an innovative Green Building Internship Program for Central Texas high school students. The pilot’s mission is to facilitate an equitable pathway to green jobs that will promote climate and community resiliency via green building programs. In addition, the program localizes climate change, empowers student action, and creates career opportunities for historically underrepresented students in green buildings, including female students and students of color.
- Learn how students gain real-world learning experiences
- Understand the collaborative efforts between higher education, industry, and non-profits
- Learn the outcomes of the pilot
Speaker: Elizabeth Stephens, EcoRise
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