According to the New York Times, there is a need for managers that can oversee the manufacturing, technologies and materials that will be used to make energy use efficient and protect natural resources. Community colleges across the country are responding to this need. The graduates of these two year programs are in demand by utilites, cities, engineering firms, school districts and the military according to the article. Of course before you begin any college or training program it is important to know how this will fit into your overall plan. Finding your "niche" in the green economy is always the best first step to a successful career transition.