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Free Environmental Job Training – Memphis Bioworks – Final Session

 

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ENVIRONMENTAL JOB TRAINING

Free Job Training and Placement Assistance are available for eligible unemployed or under-employed

City of Memphis residents interested in the following training:

  • 40-Hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) for Entry-Level Environmental Technician
  • Certified Forklift Driver with Hazardous Materials Transportation Certification
  • Mold, Lead & Asbestos Abatement Training

Memphis Bioworks Foundation will hold weekly Information Sessions each Wednesday through August 14, 2013, at 10 AM at the Hollywood Community Center (1560 N. Hollywood) to share information and provide training applications for persons interested in environmental job training opportunities.

A fifth and final training class will start August 19, 2013. Attending an information session is a requirement for receiving a training application to enroll in program. No reservations needed to attend 10 AM information session.

PLEASE CONTACT PAUL MCKINNEY OR ANN TERRY FOR MORE INFORMATION 901-866-1651 OR 901-866-1459 pmckinney@memphisbioworks.org aterry@memphisbioworks.org Funded in part under a grant through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

APPLICANTS MUST BE:

  • Resident of City of Memphis
  • Minimum 18 years of Age
  • High School/GED Graduate
  • Eligible to Work in U. S.
  • Able to Pass Drug Screen
  • Able to Pass Pre- training Assessments
  • Able to Pass Medical Evaluation
  • Unemployed or Earning Less Than $15/hour

APPLICANTS MUST PROVIDE PROOF OF:

  • Residency
  • Age 
  • Employment Status
  • Selective Service Registration (Males ages 18-25)
  • Education 
  • Veteran Status (if applicable)

 

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Free Environmental Job Training-Memphis BioWorks

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ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

APPLICANTS MUST BE:

  • Resident of City of Memphis
  • Minimum 18 years of Age
  • High School/GED Graduate
  • Eligible to Work in U. S.
  • Able to Pass Drug Screen
  • Able to Pass Pre- training Assessments
  •  Able to Pass Medical Evaluation
  • Unemployed or Earning Less Than $15/hour

APPLICANTS MUST PROVIDE PROOF OF:

  • Residency
  • Age
  • Employment Status
  •  Selective Service Registration (Males ages 18-25)
  • Education
  • Veteran Status (if applicable)

Memphis Bioworks Foundation will conduct an information session Wednesday, March 27th  10-12 at Hollywood Community Center (1560 N Hollywood) to share information and provide training applications for free environmental job training opportunities. The next training class will start April1, 2013. Limited seats are available.

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Why Green is Your Color: A Woman’s Guide to a Sustainable Career by U.S. DOL

U.S. Department of Labor’s Women’s   Bureau releases   guide to help women prepare for, find and succeed in ‘green’ jobs

  Clean energy economy offers women untapped employment opportunities

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the   availability of “Why Green is   Your Color: A Woman’s Guide to a Sustainable Career,” which is designed to   help women find and keep higher paying jobs in the clean energy economy.

The online publication, available at http://www.dol.gov/wb/Green_Jobs_Guide/GreenJobs%20Final_11.2011.pdf   will help workers learn about a range of in-demand and emerging jobs, as well   as job training opportunities and career development tools, in the clean   energy economy. The guide also serves as a resource for workforce development   professionals, training providers, educators, career counselors and women’s   advocacy organizations.

“Many occupations in the clean energy economy remain virtually untapped   by women,” said Sara Manzano-Díaz, director of the Women’s Bureau. “This   guide is an invaluable resource that workforce professionals can use to help   women transition into higher paying jobs that serve as a pathway into the   middle class. It is also a tool to help fight job segregation.”

The guide is an outcome of nationwide roundtables at which leaders from   the public and private sectors discussed opportunities for women in the clean   energy economy. These conversations revealed that an overall lack of   awareness and information about nontraditional jobs was a significant   challenge to women hoping to succeed in this marketplace. Information about   the roundtables is available at http://www.dol.gov/wb/media/green.htm.

Additional resources to help women succeed in nontraditional and   emerging job sectors are available by contacting the Women’s Bureau at   202-693-6710 or visiting its Web pages at http://www.dol.gov/wb.

The Women’s Bureau, established by Congress in 1920, is the only federal   agency designated to represent the needs of working women. Today, the   bureau’s goal is to empower all working women to achieve economic security by   preparing them for higher paying jobs, ensuring fair compensation, promoting   workplace flexibility and helping homeless women veterans reintegrate into   the workforce.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:     U.S. Department of Labor – Women’s Bureau – 200 Constitution Ave., NW –   Washington, DC 20210   202.693.6710 (telephone) – 202.693.6725 (fax) – website: www.dol.gov/wb

 

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Weatherization Training – Green Business Initiative

Green Business Initiative

Contributors: Greater Memphis Black Chamber of Commerce; Lab Four Technology Learning Place; City of Memphis; Workforce Investment Network (WIN)

WHERE:

Lab Four Technology Learning Place, 6154 Macon Rd, Memphis, TN 38134WHEN:

Friday, December 17, 2010 and January 7, 14, 2011 10:00 AM – 12 PMGreater Memphis Black Chamber of Commerce launches Green Business Initiative

(December 13, 2010; MEMPHIS, TN) –

Greater Memphis Black Chamber of Commerce’sBusiness Intelligence Institute has launched a Green Business Initiative. Assisting with economic recovery for Memphis and surrounding area, the Black Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Lab Four Technology Learning Place, City of Memphis, and Workforce Investment Network (WIN) to deliver the first Weatherization training program for the construction industry that offers the standardized Business Performance Institute (BPI) certification.

According to research conducted by the Ethos Project, weatherization auditing and contractingcould account for 2.2 billion dollars in market potential, and may create more than 168,000 jobs in the sector.

For participants interested in the program, Informational Workshops begin this week on Friday, December 17, 2010 and January 7, 14, 2011 10:00 AM – 12 PM at Lab Four Technology Learning Place, 6154 Macon Rd, Memphis, TN 38134. All participants must attend one of the workshops to establish eligibility.

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The program will facilitate leading-edge training for sustainable energy efficiency work in the Memphis MSA region, according to Aquila Scott, President and CEO of Greater Memphis Black Chamber of Commerce. The focus is three main areas: (1) Developing contingent workforce strategies that train Dislocated Workers in weatherization of commercial and residential properties; (2) Creating sustainable businesses to meet the growing demand for energy efficiency in the framework of the Home Star Energy Efficiency Bill; and (3) Conducting entrepreneurial clinics to assist entrepreneurs with risk assessment, exploration of business opportunities and capacity building. The program also assists construction and HVAC companies with re-tooling for energy efficiency business, Weatherization Auditing /Contracting.

Greater Memphis Black Chamber of Commerce was founded in May of 2009 and officially launched April of this year with the mission of creating greater opportunity for inclusion and participation of black-owned businesses in the economic development of Greater Memphis and beyond. GMBCC will assist as many businesses as possible, in the targeted demographic, through the identification of opportunities for sustainable growth.

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Green Jobs

Many news sources have been commenting on the great potential for growth in the ‘Green Jobs’ market.  So, where do you search for green jobs?

The Green Collar Blog has an impressive list of green job boards.  You can even sign up for the Green Job List, a mailing list for people interested in green jobs.

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