FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 23, 2022
Contact: Katherine Trombetta, 417-880-6306
EPA Grant Awarded to Continue Green for Greene Job Training
The City’s Department of Workforce Development, located at the Missouri Job Center, has been awarded a fourth round of funding from the Environmental Protection Agency to fund it’s Green for Greene environmental job training program. The grant, in the amount of $200,000, was approved at last night's City Council meeting.
Green for Greene is a free, five-week training program in which participants earn certifications for environmental-related careers. Upon completion of the training, participants receive 13 certifications including OSHA 10, OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER, trenching and excavation, confined space, lead renovation repair and paint, lead abatement, mold abatement, asbestos handler, forklift driver, silica, flagger, bloodborne pathogens and first aid/CPR. Average starting wage for Green for Greene graduates is more than $18 an hour.
The next training cohort begins the week of March 21, with a registration deadline of March 3. “We are very excited to offer this program which provides good paying jobs in a variety of career pathways,” said Program Manager Cindy Bennett. “Currently, we are looking for around 20 people interested in career training in this exciting field at no cost to the participant.” she added.
You must be 18 or older to participate. High school diploma or GED encouraged. To apply or for more information, visit springfieldmo.gov/greenforgreene or call Cindy Bennett at 417-841-1890. For media inquiries, contact Katherine Trombetta at 417-880-6306 or [email protected].
The Missouri Job Center is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services available on request to individuals with disabilities. MO TTY users call 800-735-2966 or contact MO Relay at 711.