Monday, November 19, 2012

The Consortium For Worker Education

US Department of Labor Pathways Grant for Green Workforce Development

The Consortium for Worker Education, along with service partners SoBRO, Sustainable South Bronx, the Osborne Association, the Association for Energy Affordability and Nontraditional Employment for Women, is implementing the $4 million Green Jobs "Pathways" grant. Funded by US Department of Labor, the grant has established the Center for Environmental Workforce Training (CEWT) to recruit, train and identify employment opportunities for Bronx residents in city-wide emerging Green industries and transitioning sectors.

This initiative, supported by the Bronx Borough President through Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (BOEDC) also helps local Green businesses flourish by providing support and development services for businesses involved in clean energy provision, energy saving retrofitting, pro-environmental manufacturing, materials recycling, materials re-use, and de-construction. The Bronx Green Business Network (BGBN) has been created to link program workforce training efforts to business and employer training and hiring needs. This unique business network serves a vital role in identifying job opportunities for the wide spectrum of workers prepared through the Center's constellation of comprehensive workforce development service organizations. (CWE)

For Applicants

Under funding requirements, training and placement services are provided only to residents in target Bronx zip codes. To find out if you are eligible, please call:
The Center for Environmental for Workforce Training Office
105 Bruckner Blvd. Bronx, New York 10454
(718) 292-1868, ext. 5005 or 5001

Tuesday, November 13, 2012