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Green Careers for Veterans

Former MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan will moderate an event aimed at helping veterans transition into the sustainability industry.
Military experience often includes natural disaster preparation and response, like  these airmen preparing for deployment as part of New York's response to Hurricane Sandy.
Military experience often includes natural disaster preparation and response, like these airmen preparing for deployment as part of New York's response to Hurricane Sandy.

Dylan Ratigan, New York Times best selling author and former MSNBC host, will moderate a sustainability career event for veterans hosted by the SDSU College of Extended Studies:

Discover Green Careers, Entrepreneurship and New Trends
8-11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 11
SDSU Extended Studies Center
Free for veterans; $25 for the general public

“SDSU is proud to host this community outreach event that will help veterans and military personnel better understand how to use the skills that they already have to transition into the fast-growing green industry,” said Wendy Evers, executive director of new initiatives for Extended Studies. “San Diego has become a major hub for innovation and startup sustainability companies in the U.S.”

Event speakers

Captain James C. Goudreau, director of the Navy Energy Coordination office in Washington, D.C., will be the keynote speaker.

The panel for this fifth annual event includes:

  • Capt. Goudreau
  • Matthew Burkhart, vice president Electric and Fuel Procurement at San Diego Gas & Electric Company
  • Daniel Sullivan, founder and president of Sullivan Solar Power

Veterans will be admitted free; cost for the general public is $25. Breakfast and beverages will be served. Complimentary parking will be available. There are also a trolley and bus stop on campus.

Benefits of attending the event

Benefits include:

  • Networking with defense and civilian industry professionals
  • Learning about green job growth from San Diego military, green business experts, and industry professionals
  • Hearing about innovative trends and the hidden job market

Sponsors for the event are SDG&E, GC Green, Sullivan Solar Power, Construction Experts, Inc., RHA Program Design & Management, and Operation Free.

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