The JOBS Project is an organization that serves the dedicated communities in Central Appalachia who have provided the nation with energy for generations. After more than 150 years of coal mining, a new energy future is on the rise with potential for job creation and tax benefits for local and state economies. As the renewable energy industry grows, residents of coal producing states like West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio deserve to benefit from the natural resources development that will flourish in the region.
The JOBS Project promotes renewable energy as a way to create long-term, good paying jobs. Our organization aims to make good use of federal and state incentives by offering rural landowners the chance to participate in the development of renewable energy projects beginning in 2010. To prepare our workforce for jobs in renewable energy, we invite educators to “turn your school into a tool” for learning about technological innovation and 21st century skills.