Green workforce program
Creating green jobs for local residents.
Green Apprenticeship Program with NYCHA
Green City Force worked closely with WE ACT, BMC, and NYCHA’s Office of Resident Economic Empowerment & Sustainability (REES) to recruit NYCHA residents to participate in Solar One’s workforce training program. Most trainees were residents of the NYCHA campuses where the solar installations will be constructed.
25 NYCHA residents were selected by Green City Force to participate in Solar One’s Green Workforce Training Program, a 2-week training course focusing on green construction and solar electrical work. Each participant who successfully completed the 2-week training class received a certificate of completion and was eligible to interview with Accord Power. Accord Power selected 12 trainees who will receive paid on-the-job training for the duration of the solar installations. Unhired trainees received support from Green City Force, WE ACT, and Solar One to continue to seek employment opportunities.