Growing urban greenscapers through job training for ages 17–24
Brooklyn Grange and the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens have joined forces with St. Nicks Alliance Workforce Development to create a course of green job trainings in which 17–24-year-olds can achieve OSHA 10 and forklift operator certifications plus a horticulture certificate. This will give them qualifications to enter the growing fields in urban landscaping.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) recently gave St. Nicks Alliance Workforce Development a grant to use toward efforts to expand the green economy and protect public health and the environment in environmental justice communities.
This innovative training with local employers looks to attract youth who are interested in bettering their environment and establishing themselves in a career with growth potential.
For more information on this Green Jobs training opportunity contact Seekqumarie Kellman, St. Nicks Alliance Skills Training Program Manager at: 718.302.2057 ext. 412 or firstname.lastname@example.org