About the Training
- Provide meaningful employment opportunities to underemployed and unemployed individuals, primarily in Detroit
- Create equality in accessing green jobs and creating green businesses for Detroit residents
- Expand opportunities for local businesses in green and brownfield industries through a highly skilled and trained Detroit-based workforce
- Transform the lives and communities of Detroit through sustainable, environmentally just and green job practices.
The 2011 Green Jobs Training Program runs 12 weeks M-F, 8:30-4:30.
Training includes the following:
- Basic Skills (Job Readiness, Life Skills, Environmental Literacy, etc.)
- HAZWOPER certification
- Lead worker certification
- Asbestos worker certification
- OSHA 10 workplace card
- Confined space entry
- Deconstruction: Deconstruction is the selective dismantlement of building components, specifically for reusing, recycling and reducing waste. It is a way of salvaging all of the value in a building that is to be taken down.
- Phase I/Phase II Environmental Site Assessments (intro and sampling methods): Phase I assesses the potential for environmental contamination and history of a site. Phase II specifically focuses on obtaining sampling information for contamination.
Priority will be given to applicants from the following zip codes:
The Detroit Regional Workforce Fund has partnered with Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice to invest in the green economy sector. The investment is a result of the national Pathways Out of Poverty grant awarded to Jobs for the Future from the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.