Photo Gallery: U.S.-Canada-European Commission Trilateral Roundtable
(February 3, 2011)
- Deputy Undersecretary for International Affairs Sandra Polaski meets with delegates at the U.S.-Canada-European Commission Trilateral Roundtable.
- Heads of the delegation representing the European Union, Canada and the United States gather for a quick photo before the meeting begins (Left to right: Mr. Frank Vermaeten- Senior Deputy Assistant Minister, Skills and Employment Branch at Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, Mr. Georg Fisher, Director for Analysis, Evaluation and External Relations, Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion at the European Commission, Ms. Sandra Polaski, Deputy Undersecretary for International Affairs at the U.S. Department of Labor, Mr. Raymond Torres, Director for the International Institute for Labor Studies at the International Labor Organization (ILO) and Mr. Steffano Scarpetta, Deputy Director for the Directorate for Employment, Labor and Social Affairs at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
- Deputy Undersecretary for International Affairs Sandra Polaski (center) greets the leaders who are participating in the trilateral roundtable.
- Participants engage in a panel discussion about the framework for analyzing green jobs. Seated left to right are: Mr. Frank Vermaeten, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Skills, and Employment Branch at Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, Ms. Dixie Sommers, Assistant Commissioner, Occupational Statistics and Employment Projects at the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Mr. Tom Bevers, Advisor to the Belgian Federal Public Service Employment, Labour and Social Dialogue and Chair of the Indicators Group and the Working Group on Employment and Climate Change of the European Employment Committee, and Mr. Grant Trump, President of ECO Canada.
- The Arch Training Center's Youthbuild Program students demonstrate their work on solar suitcases at the roundtable event.
- Secretary Solis welcomes guests to the U.S.-Canada-European Commission Trilateral Roundtable. Solis states: We are learning more everyday about the needs of industry, the needs of training programs, and the things that all workers should know to make the planet greener.
- Participants and panelists listen to Keynote Speaker Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis speak during lunch.
- Panelists discuss how to make green jobs quality jobs. Seated left to right are Mr. Georg Fisher, Director for Analysis, Evaluation, and External Relations for the Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion at the European Commission, Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary for the Occupational Health and Safety Administration at the U.S. Department of Labor, and Mr. Ken Bondy, National Coordinator for CAW-TCA Canada.
- Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Employment and Training Administration Gerri Fiala moderates a panel discussion about green skills and training.
- Assistant Secretary for Policy Dr. William Spriggs (right) moderates a panel discussion about exploring the opportunities of green jobs by gender, age and socioeconomic status and examining whether green jobs can help serve as a pathway out of poverty. Director for the Office of International Relations Bob Shepard is seated to the left.
- Women's Bureau Director Sara Manzano-Diaz speaks about opportunities of green jobs for everyone.
- Assistant Secretary of the Occupational Health and Safety Administration Dr. David Michaels participates in a panel discussion examining the health and safety risks in green jobs and ways to overcome them.
- Panelists continue their thoughtful discussion about how to make green jobs quality jobs. From left to right: Dr. William Spriggs, Assistant Secretary for Policy at the U.S. Department of Labor, Mr. Chris Henderson, President of Lumos Energy and Chairman of the Delphi Group, Canada, Ms. Sara Manzano-Diaz, Director of the Women's Bureau at the U.S. Department of Labor, and Mr. Egbert Holthuis, Head of Unit (acting) for Social Protection and Social Inclusion Strategy for the Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion at the European Commission.