Training and upskilling programs
Installing cooling infrastructure requires a skilled workforce to install and maintain it. Heat risk reduction and preparedness interventions can create new jobs and career pathways such as cool roofs, green roofs, and solar panel installation. Workforce development programs can be used to ensure that a trained workforce is in place to implement as interventions are scaled.
Establish training programs to provide training and as appropriate, certification in trades to support implementation of interventions.
Considerations for Use
Trainings create opportunities for partnership with community-based organizations, education institutions, and private sector employers. Workforce development programs can be piloted and scaled with the growth of the corresponding intervention. Programs can also be targeted to particular residential demographics.
Climate:Cold, Hot/Dry, Hot/Humid, Temperate
Policy Levers:Workforce DevelopmentPrograms and investments that grow a workforce and support skill growth, training, and education.
Trigger Points:City planning processesIncludes city initiatives such as the development of climate action plan, pathway to zero-energy, master plan, transit plan, energy mapping etc.
Sectors:Economic Development, Informal Settlements
Target Beneficiaries:Heat-vulnerable communities, Residents
Phase of Impact:Risk reduction and mitigation
Metrics:Number of people trained in each skill or occupation
Authority and Governance:City government
Implementation Timeline:Short-term (1-2 Years)
Implementation Stakeholders:City government
Funding Sources:Public investment
Capacity to Act:High, Low, Medium
Co-benefits (Social/Economic):Build community capacity, Create jobs