Kansas City Kansas Community College and OAI Inc. are now accepting applications for its next training session in the Green Up Construction Program.
The Green Up training program is a six-to-eight-week program that helps students build skills in green career fields, entrepreneurship and small business development.
Through a partnership with Mid-America Regional Council, EnergyWorks KC, the Unified Government of Wyandotte County, Heartland Habitat for Humanity, national green training experts and KCKCC’s Technical Education Center, students receive hands-on training as well as the opportunity to earn several certifications.
These certifications include hazardous waste, mold remediation, asbestos supervisor, lead supervisor, construction safety, First Aid-CPR, forklift and life skills. Green Up is funded by the National Institute of Environment Health Sciences.
“The Green Up program is a great option for those needing short term training packed with nationally recognized certificates,” said Jay Matlack, workforce development coordinator at KCKCC. “The goal is to adequately and efficiently equip individuals with the tools to find employment in the construction industry or warehouse position.”
To qualify students must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma or GED, be unemployed or underemployed, be a U.S. citizen or legal resident, be physically able to do the work, be drug free and be committed to completing the program and seeking employment in the field.
Job assistance is available for those who complete the program. Classes start in January 2014.
For more information, call Rachel Gayle at 816-285-4330 or Rachel@kcenergy.org.
- Story from KCKCC