ICF International Expands Work in 'Green Workforce' Development
ICF International Helps Clients Acquire and Build Green Jobs Under Three Programs
Fairfax, Virginia, February 8, 2010 -
ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI), a global professional services firm and recognized leader in energy and social program consulting, is markedly and rapidly expanding into the area of "green workforce" development. The company, working with teams of nonprofit organizations, recently participated in winning three federally funded workforce development grants with an estimated value to ICF International of $5.1 million.
Taking a leadership role in facilitating green workforce development, ICF International combines its expertise in workforce development, human services for disadvantaged populations, grants management, and operational aspects of green industries to help organizations create sustainable jobs in green occupations.
As a result of its extensive experience in this area, ICF International achieves multiple key goals on behalf of its clients, including reducing unemployment through the expansion of a green workforce, easing the U.S. dependence on foreign sources of energy by working on efforts to apply alternative energy sources, and improving the environment.
Under the three recently awarded grants, ICF International will perform a variety of tasks: training workers for green jobs, identifying drivers of green job growth, and developing and revising green job training curricula.
"ICF provides diverse subject matter experts and functional skill sets that will enable individuals to prepare for new opportunities in the rapidly growing green industries," said Robert Kwartin, vice president for ICF International. "People want to get back to work with good pay and job security. Green jobs offer both. ICF is helping to create the programs that will give people a path into the new green economy."
About ICF International
ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI) partners with government and commercial clients to deliver professional services and technology solutions in the energy and climate change; environment and infrastructure; health, human services, and social programs; and homeland security and defense markets. The firm combines passion for its work with industry expertise and innovative analytics to produce compelling results throughout the entire program life cycle, from research and analysis through implementation and improvement. Since 1969, ICF has been serving government at all levels, major corporations, and multilateral institutions. More than 3,500 employees serve these clients worldwide. ICF's Web site is www.icfi.com.
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