Friday, December 7, 2012

Deadline coming up for KCKCC construction Green-Up program

The deadline for applying for free training in the 2013 Construction Green Up program at Kansas City Kansas Community College has been extended to Wednesday, Dec. 12. In addition,  the Green Up program will accept proposals for hands-on training projects until Friday, Dec. 21.

Full scholarships will be available for 20 unemployed or underemployed adults as part of an eight-week program that will begin Jan. 7, 2013.

Tryouts will be held at the KCKCC Technical Education Center at 2220 N. 59th Street Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 17-18.

A hands-on training project, the program is designed to prepare workers and entrepreneurs for work in Deconstruction, Building Materials Reuse and Environmental Remediation.

Eligibility requirements include being at least 18 years of age and unemployed or underemployed, have a high school diploma or GED, be registered for selective Service and a U.S. citizen or legal resident, drug free, physically able to do the work and be committed to completing the program and seeking employment within the field.

The training is being made possible through funding support from EnergyWorks KC  and the OAI Minority Worker Training Program of the National Institute for Environmental Health Services, delivered in partnership with the Building Materials Reuse Association.

The eight-week program will include the BMRA’s deconstruction worker training curriculum, 40 hours of training in hazardous waste, 30 hours of OSHA construction, forklift certification, small business and entrepreneurship, job placement assistance and hands-on work experience.

Persons wishing to sign up should contact Brennan Crawford at 913-627-9133 or or Warren Adams-Leavitt at 816-285-3059.

“We are also seeking projects in Wyandotte County with deconstruction and environmental remediation needs,” said Crawford. “If you have a project that you think would provide a good training opportunity for Green Up students, please call or email by Dec. 21, 2012.”