Green for Greene is a federally-funded EPA grant program designed to train individuals for "green" jobs by providing 13 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 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; Forklift Driver; First Aid/CPR; Bloodborne Pathogens.
The Green for Greene training program is funded by a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training program. The three-year grant provides cohorts of students each per year a variety of certifications needed for high paying "green" jobs. Jobs secured after completion of training average $18 per hour.
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
Valid Driver’s License
High School Diploma
For More Information
Those interested in the program, please contact Jenny Lourwood at [email protected] or call 417-887-4343.
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.