2010 Chicago Heartland Conference: How the “Green Construction Corps” program is Creating Career Development Opportunities.

Posted by Ray Garcia - On March 04, 2010 (EST)


  Green Construction Corps
  - Creating Development Opportunities

How the “Green Construction Corps” program is Creating Career Development Opportunities.

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The Carpenters District Council of Greater St. Louis, the Urban League of Greater St. Louis and the Habitat for Humanity will share their knowledge of this exciting new program.

This workshop will provide information on the Green Construction Corps (GCC) program that was successfully launched in 2009 in St. Louis with funding from the ARRA's Summer Youth Employment Program. GCC is sponsored by St. Louis Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Program in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity, St. Louis and the Summer Youth Program of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis with funding provided by the St. Louis County Workforce Investment Board. The GCC provides a comprehensive educational and job experience program serving both in-school and out-of-school youth aged 18 to 24.Through this effort St. Louis county youth and young adults are provided skilled pre-apprenticeship and on-the-job training and supervised and paid job experience, with a particular focus on Green Construction Principles and Practices. This effort targets an at-risk in-school and out-of-school youth who meet basic math and reading comprehension standards and are interested in pursuing paid work experience in construction.

The GCC offers participating youth two-weeks of professional construction training (class/shop training) at the Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship and Training Center followed by a minimum of six weeks of on-the-job (OJT) training and employment with Habitat for Humanity, St. Louis; Missouri's largest Green Builder.  In addition, participants are assessed using the WorkKeys assessments leading to a MoCRC certification, receive OSHA certified job safety training, exposure to green building practices both in the shop and on-the-job, and, based on successful completion of the program, up to three (3) college credits from Mineral Area College which they may apply to future post-secondary education.

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