Government Spends a Half Billion on Green Jobs Training, Only 10% Success Rate

Government-funded training for so-called green jobs has come to a near standstill in Snohomish County, having produced lackluster results.

Over the past few years, about 500 residents in the county attended short-term training programs with the hope of landing one of 25,000 or more green jobs expected to be needed in the state by 2020. So far, 95 of those 500 students have found jobs.

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