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.
During a 4 week training course, program participants receive Department of Labor Distance Learning training for :
During a state-certified, 10-16 week training course, program participants receive training for:
Lead Worker certification
Asbestos Worker certification
OSHA 10hr workplace card
Confined Space entry
Phase I/Phase II environmental site assessments
The training course may also include the following Green Tracks:
Energy Audits/Retrofitting: Energy audits are a process of evaluating a system (such as a building) to understand its energy use. Retrofitting is adding new technology or features to an existing building to make it more energy efficient.
Computer Aided Design (CAD): CAD is the use of computer technology to aid in the design and especially the drafting (technical/engineering drawings) of a part or product, including entire buildings
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.
Geothermal Systems: Ground source heat pumps use the natural warmth of the earth to heat and cool your building.
Green Landscaping: Green landscaping is a way of designing and maintaining beautiful yards, gardens, and larger areas to: * reduce harm to the environment * save time and $ with lower maintenance * have healthier places to work and play
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.
Phytoremediation: Phytoremediation uses natural properties of plants in engineered systems to remove pollutants from soil, water and air.