Thursday, December 3, 2009
Green Construction Training Program
STRIVE is recruiting for its Green Construction Training Program – Starts Friday, January 8th, 2010!
STRIVE has been a recognized leader in securing jobs for the chronically unemployed for over 24 years. We currently operate one of the most comprehensive Green Construction Training programs for the hard-to-employ in New York City. This training cohort has been exclusively designed for disconnected youth ages 18 to 24.
You must enroll by Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 12 noon.
STRIVE’s Green Construction Training Program is a holistic program – and includes the following components:
--- CORE+ (Soft-Skills, Career Development, Job Readiness, Computers, Customer Service, Civics) (120 hours)
--- Green Speaker Series: Intro to Global Warming (3 hours)
--- Green Speaker Series: Green Jobs Overview (1 hour - overview)
--- Green Speaker Series: Environmental Justice (1 hour - overview)
--- Basic Construction: Electrical (35 hours)
--- Basic Construction: Carpentry (35 hours)
--- Basic Construction: Plumbing (35 hours)
--- OSHA Construction Health/Safety (10 hours)
--- HAZWOPER - Hazardous Waste (40 hours)
--- OSHA - Confined Space (16 hours)
--- Asbestos Abatement (32 hours)
--- Energy Auditing (35 hours)
--- Weatherization: Building Retro-fits, Energy Audits, Air Leak Testing, Insulation (35 hours)
--- Solar / Photo Voltaic Installation (35 hours)
--- Green Custodial Building Maintenance Training
The program is 14 weeks in length and is for both men and women – ages 18 to 24. Participants must have a strong desire to work in the construction industry and be physically fit (see below). Carfare will be provided for the entire 14 weeks and a modest stipend will be paid during the hard skills portion of the program (the last 8 weeks). All participants must complete the month long CORE+ component in order to be eligible for construction training.
In addition, applicants must:
--- Be between the ages of 18 and 24.
--- Have no physical barriers to working in the construction industry (and be able to lift at least 50 lbs.).
--- Achieve a 6th grade reading and 6th grade math level on the TABE Survey (testing will take place at STRIVE).
--- Be carefully assessed and interviewed by STRIVE staff before being accepted in the program.
Please refer qualified participants to STRIVE at 240 E. 123rd St. / 3rd Fl. (Manhattan) Monday through Friday between 9am and 4pm – or call (212) 360-1100.
Click here to see the NY1 segment on STRIVE’s Green Construction Training Program.