The Energy Warriors Green Career Pathways program introduces youth at four New York State, Office of Children and Family Services facilities to green career training, work readiness and life skills development. The program combines classroom instruction with hands on energy efficiency skills training and consists of the following three components: 1) Energy Warriors curriculum and training, 2) on the job training work experience, and 3) creation of reentry education and employment training opportunities for teens in their home communities.
The program started in the Finger Lakes Residential Center (Tompkins County) in November 2014. In the fall of 2015, the program expanded to the MacCormick Secure Center (Tompkins County) and the Youth Leadership Academy (Delaware County). Brookwood Secure Center (Columbia County) is proposed as the site for academic year 2016-17. All of this was built on a 10-week pilot of Energy Warriors at the Finger Lakes Residential Center that ended in June 2013.
Last updated March 2, 2016