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Introduced in House (09/15/2010)

Green Workforce Development Through Community Colleges Act - Directs the Secretaries of Labor, Energy, and Education to establish and convene an advisory commission to: (1) review and analyze the skill needs of the alternative energy and energy efficiency fields; (2) identify and define career pathways, including coursework, certification, and other training needed for career development in areas related to wind power, solar power, geothermal energy, training of energy auditors for residential and commercial structures, and energy efficient retrofit and renovation of residential and commercial structures; (3) recommend a curriculum framework and best practices for educational and workforce training programs related to such areas; and (4) report its findings and recommendations to the Secretaries.

Directs such Secretaries to: (1) post such report on their department websites; and (2) jointly award grants to community colleges for the purposes of providing education and workforce training in the alternative energy and energy efficiency fields.

Requires community college recipients to use grant funds to: (1) establish educational and training programs in such fields; (2) assist students and graduates of such programs in apprenticeship and employment placement in such fields; (3) coordinate with and assist area secondary and vocational schools in providing educational services in such fields; and (4) coordinate with local workforce investment boards to ensure program access to individuals participating in workforce investment activities in the local area, dislocated workers, workers who are transitioning into careers in such fields, underrepresented minorities, and low-income individuals.

Directs the Secretaries to jointly award grants to up to 10 community colleges identified as leaders in education and workforce training in the alternative energy and energy efficiency fields to develop best practices regarding such education and training.