The Green Jobs Training Program is a FREE program that prepares workers for careers in Waste Management, Green Cleaning & Housekeeping, and Building Operations & Maintenance.
The program helps participants develop job readiness skills, prepares them to apply for green jobs, and connects them with employers and companies that have or want to develop a green focus.
The Green Jobs Training Program is a program of LaGuardia Community College offered in collaboration with Queens Botanical Garden with generous support from the Robin Hood Foundation.
Week 1: Learn about the Key Concepts of Sustainability; hone your resume, interview, and computer skills; and participate in either a two-day Customer Service Training or OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) 10-hour Construction training.
Week 2: Gain an in-depth understanding of 1 of the 3 specified green sectors with classroom and hands-on training.
Week 3: Participate in intensive resume and interview skills workshops, and meet with our workforce development team to clarify interests, skills, and employment goals.
After the training: Work with our workforce development team to start connecting with potential employers.
There are 3 training modules offered throughout the year in the following green sectors:
- Waste Management
- Green Cleaning & Housekeeping
- Building Operations & Maintenance
Each module offers either OSHA or Customer Service as part of the training.
- OSHA 10-hour Construction
- Customer Service