The Green Career Pathways provides training for people experiencing barriers to employment to enter the growing green job sector—heat pump and solar installers, insulation technicians, reuse specialists, to name a few. The training is grounded in the the nationally-recognized Roots of Success curriculum. The collaborative program is unique as it brings together resources from a wide variety of organizations, from private employers to unions to public workforce development agencies to educational organizations, and provides paid training and a nurturing environment for this population. This project will:
Upon successful completion, participants receive an "Environmental Specialist" certificate from the Federal Department of Labor as an approved Pre-Apprenticeship Program.
The training program lasts 12 weeks, and is held downtown on the Ithaca Commons at TC3 Extension, room 610. A commitment of at least 8 hours a week is required. Stipends are available for eligible participants as well as additional paid on-the-job training opportunities with the Finger Lakes ReUse Centers.
As of December 2023, a cohort of trainees are currently enrolled in our program.
Tf you are interested in our next round of training starting in 2024, you can always fill out the application here, and we will get in touch with applicants as we prepare for the next training program.
You can also check back here and keep an eye on our social media, newsletters, and public communications for updates on Green Career Pathways and other workforce development programs.
Aloja Airewele is the Program Leader for Energy Warriors.
Patrick Lynch is an Environmental Literacy and Work Readiness Educator for Energy Warriors.
Last updated November 20, 2023