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Zach Cunningham

Training & Education Associate, Climate Jobs Institute

Cunningham is a Training & Education Associate at the Cornell ILR Climate Jobs Institute.

In this role, Cunningham works with labor partners and state-based climate jobs coalitions to develop educational programs and resources that engage union members and leaders in the fight to tackle climate change through high-quality, union job creation. In addition, he is currently studying the role pre-apprenticeship programs play in creating a diverse, equitable clean energy economy.

Before joining the Climate Jobs Institute, Cunningham was a high school teacher and worked as a labor educator with the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA), Local 1000 AFSCME. He holds a Master of Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell’s ILR School and sits on the United Association for Labor Education board.