What is Sustainability?
Sustainability is defined by the United Nations’ Brundtland Commission as “meeting the needs of the present without sacrificing the ability of future generations to meet their needs.” There are three dimensions or “pillars” of sustainability: social, economic and environmental. All three are inter-connected, and all three are equally important.
Educational Opportunities at Wake Tech
At Wake Tech, green jobs are clustered within Wake Tech’s current training in traditional technology programs of plumbing, heating and cooling, construction, architecture, landscaping, environmental sciences, automotive technology, heavy equipment, and civil engineering.
Curriculum Education (earning credit toward a degree)
There are two main educational paths in the Curriculum Education at Wake Tech:
- Gain the skills for employment with a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree, a one-year technical diploma, or a technical certificate. Or,
- Earn a two-year Associate of Science or Associate of Science in Engineering degree and then transfer to a four-year college or university. This will allow you to earn a bachelor’s degree in a green job-related degree program.
For more information on Curriculum Education training in green careers, contact the Wake Tech Dean of Sustainability, Butch Grove, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-866-5244.
Continuing Education (non-degree, short-term training)
Wake Tech also offers many opportunities for short-term Continuing Education (non-credit) courses in green jobs and emerging technologies. To learn more about these opportunities, click Short-term Training on the menu bar at left.
For more information on Wake Tech’s Continuing Education training in green careers please visit: http://www.waketech.edu/about-wake-tech/sustainability/short-term-training.