Green for Greene Environmental Job Training Program

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Green for Greene is a federally-funded EPA grant program designed to train individuals for "green" jobs by providing 15 areas of certification in order to prepare them for environmentally-focused careers. This FREE five-week training program provides certifications needed for careers in industries such as construction, manufacturing and transportation. These certifications are required for specific jobs and provide opportunities for higher wages and offer career pathways.

Certifications Available

Certifications include: OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER; OSHA 10; Trenching and Excavation; Confined Space; Lead Renovation Repair and Painting (RRP); Lead Abatement; Asbestos Worker/Handler; Mold Abatement; Silica; Flagger; First Aid/CPR; Bloodborne Pathogens Scaffolding, Fall Protection, and Lockout/Tagout.

Additional Training

A limited number of training spots available for CDL with Hazmat endorsement. This is a 4-week training and runs concurrent with the Green for Greene certifications training.

Eligibility

  • Live within the counties of Polk, Dallas, Webster, Christian, Taney, Stone or Greene
  • Turn 18 upon completion of program
  • Must be unemployed or underemployed
  • Lift at least 50 pounds

Preferred

  • Valid Driver’s License
  • High School Diploma

For More Information

Those interested in the program, please contact Jenny Neathery at [email protected] or call 417-887-4343.

Expanding Green for Greene

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 7 presented the City of Springfield Department of Workforce Development with a $500,000 check to expand the Green for Greene Environmental Job Training Program. Regional Administrator Meg McCollister and her staff visited Springfield on January 10 for a ceremonial check presentation and to hear from city leaders how the grant funding will be used. This is one of the largest environmental job training grants awarded by the EPA and will allow the expansion of the existing program to offer a total of 14 credentials and provide training to justice involved individuals as they prepare to release from prison.group photo with giant check presentation from EPA to Mayor McClure

Green For Greene Explained