On March 22nd the Iron & Earth team launched our newest platform - the Climate Career Portal. The Climate Career Portal is a first of its kind online career building tool created to help fossil fuel workers transition to jobs in the net-zero economy.
It is a one-stop platform that directly helps workers in the fossil fuel industry understand how their current skills transfer to a wide range of careers in climate solutions including rapidly growing industries such as wind, solar, energy efficiency, and more. The Climate Career Portal connects workers to current job openings, training programs, and energy projects in the net-zero economy across Canada. Whether you are a worker looking to transition, a company looking to post jobs and attract skilled applicants, an educational institution looking to share your training programs, or simply curious to learn more, we invite you to check out the platform at:
If you missed our online launch event, you can view the recording on our YouTube Channel. The launch event was hosted by our Executive Director Luisa Da Silva and included an opening speech from Minister of Labour Seamus O'Regan, a demonstration of the platform from it's Co-Founders, and an experienced and engaging panel discussion on the energy transition in Canada. Our panel speakers included Dr. Tamara Krawchenko from the University of Victoria, Paul de Groot from Kuby Renewables, Desmond Bull - Chief of the Louis Bull Tribe of the Maskwacis Nation, Keegan Leahy from Iron & Earth and the Turtle Island Foundation, and Luticia Miller - President of NineIrons ESG Consulting. You can view the recording here:
We are actively looking for your feedback on the Climate Career Portal so that we can expand and evolve the tool according to your needs. Please let us know your thoughts by filling out the feedback form on the Climate Career Portal website, or emailing us at [email protected]. We are also conducting one on one interviews with users, especially workers looking to transition, so if you would like to participate please send us an email with your availability and contact information.