Union Creates Training Program for Green Jobs

Green Jobs

Nice to read that the “priority population” for this program is broad in scope: “veterans, individuals with disabilities, single parents, the homeless, and workers who are low-income, previously incarcerated, or aged 16-24”:

As the threat of climate change continues to slowly degrade New York City’s viability, DC 37 is training workers to be the leading edge of a skilled workforce to deal with the crisis.

As a long-time leader in the drive toward a green, sustainable New York City, last year the union announced an ambitious program to train workers for green jobs to help confront the growing impact of climate change on the city.

“Our city has seen firsthand what happens when we’re not prepared for the growing climate crisis,” said DC 37 Executive Director Henry Garrido. “The city must create a pathway for good, green union jobs, and DC 37 has the skilled labor and training programs within our union to fill them.”

Through its Education Fund, the DC 37 Green Jobs Training Initiative began its first year of training workers to be part of a future generation of a green workforce. Thanks partly to a grant awarded by NYSERDA — the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority — the Green Jobs Training Initiative began holding classes last year. Read the full article on DC37.

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