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Civic Works Green Career Training

Civic Works Green Career Training



Civic Works is working to develop green careers for Baltimore\'s unemployed and underemployed residents.

Civic Works is working to develop green careers for Baltimore\'s unemployed and underemployed residents.



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    • CIVIC WORKS Green Collar Job Training in Baltimore
    • GREEN-COLLAR JOB  Blue-collar employment that has been upgraded to better respect the environment  Family-supporting, career-track, vocational, or trade-level employment in environmentally-friendly fields
    • Green GREEN JOBS Jobs as a Real Trade Skills Pathway Meaningful Employment Out of Poverty + Living Wage The Power to Change Lives
    • B’more Green Baltimore's CIVIC WORKS, INC. urban service corps and an AmeriCorps  Certification Training program, was founded  Job Readiness Training in 1993.  Living Wage Employment Our mission is 3E Energy Solutions to build a future for Baltimore's youth  On-the-Job Training through community  Emerging Demand Career service and skills  Energy Efficiency development
    • RODNEY o Incarcerated for non-violent drug offense o Enrolled in HVAC training o 7 month training o Paroled after 5 months
    • B’MORE GREEN Building Baltimore’s brownfields workforce
    • Our mission is B’MORE GREEN  Unemployed & to serve the employment Underemployed needs of Baltimore  212 hour curriculum residents through environment  7 weeks al job training and  7 Environmental Health & brownfields employment Safety Certifications development initiatives  90% Graduate  90% Employed  $12 to $16 per hour
    • EPA’S BROWNFIELDS PROGRAM  The EPA program:  ensures the recruitment of trainees from socio- economically disadvantaged communities  provides quality worker-training  allows local residents an opportunity to qualify for jobs created as a result of brownfields development
    • TYPICAL BROWNFIELD SITE American Can - Baltimore City, Maryland
    • SUCCESSFUL PROJECT American Can after clean up & Redevelopment
    • CERTIFICATIONS  Basic First Aid & Adult CPR  OSHA Construction Safety Orientation  OSHA Confined Space Operations  OSHA Hazardous Waste Site Worker  MD Lead Abatement Worker  EPA AHERA Supervisor  MD Lead Inspector
    • NON-CERTIFICATION TOPICS  Brownfields & Environmental Justice  Intro to local ecology; a look at the Chesapeake Bay and MD’s wetlands  Phase I & Phase II Environmental Site Assessments  Job Readiness & Employability Training  Personal & Professional Development
    • THE JOBS  Lead & Asbestos Abatement Worker  Lead, mold, & Asbestos removal & containment  Demolition in conjunction with abatement projects  Environmental Field Technician  Remediation and emergency response  Hazardous waste clean-up and disposal  Environmental site assessment, inspection and sampling
    • RESULTS Overall Since 2001 Since 2005  165 Enrolled  105 Enrolled 136 Graduated  95 Graduated 122 Employed  87 Employed
    • WHY IT WORKS  Certifications  Employer demand defines the curriculum  Job readiness & Life skills  Atmosphere of employment  Address barriers, don’t advertize barriers  Recruitment and Screening
    • LESSONS LEARNED  The “phytoremediation lesson”:  If a job is too innovative, it can’t be the target of a workforce development program.  Need several entry –level positions for each trainee that we place in employment  Feed the demand or create the demand?  You can create the jobs but on a smaller scale
    • 3E ENERGY SOLUTIONS Greenhab your home & save money, energy, & the planet!
    • THE MISSION  The mission of 3E Energy Solutions is to:  Provide home improvement services that make homes healthier, more comfortable, and more energy efficient  Create “green” jobs in Baltimore  Generate income in excess of expense to reduce the program’s reliance on grant funding 3E = Energy Efficiency Experts 3E Energy Solutions
    • WHY?  Buildings are the United States’ #1 source of greenhouse gas emissions –The Co-Star Group  Air Infiltration can account for 30% or more of a home’s heating and cooling costs –Department of Energy  The average U.S. house has a total of five square feet of holes through which air leaks –Affordable Comfort Institute 3E Energy Solutions
    • ENERGY EFFICIENCY RETROFITS  Air Sealing  Sealing the building envelope  Reducing air infiltration  Alternative Insulation  Cellulose Insulation  Recycled Cotton  Cool Roofs  Energy Star approved heat reflective roofing system  10 year warranty against leaks  Applied Building Science 3E Energy Solutions
    • IMPROVED BUILDING PERFORMANCE  Air Infiltration  Air Sealing & Insulation  30% or more of a  Reduces air infiltration homes heating and  Lowers monthly utility cooling costs bills  Causes drafts and  An environment that is uneven heating and healthier and more cooling comfortable  Causes moisture  A reduced carbon problems footprint  Increases dust pollutants, and pests 3E Energy Solutions
    • IMPROVED BUILDING PERFORMANCE  Traditional Flat Roof  Cool Roof  180 degrees in the sun  120 degrees in the sun  Absorbs heat and  Reflects heat away transfers it inside from the building  Expands and contracts  Releases absorbed with temperature heat change causing  10 year warranty deterioration against leaks  3-5 year warranty  Affordable and limited maintenance 3E Energy Solutions
    • PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION  Project Manager  Project Admin  Contracts  Project Leader  Leads Field Operations  Interfaces w/ Project Manager  Associate Project Leader  Project Leader in Training  Two Installers
    • CREATING “GREEN” JOBS  The customers exist  The job market does not yet  Employing Baltimore residents  training them on-the-job  Trainees will enter the field as leaders  We will nurture and develop the entrepreneurs 3E Energy Solutions
    • CIVIC WORKS’ TRAINING FOR GREEN CAREERS 3E Energy Solutions B’more Green  $4,000 to $7,000 per  $5,000 per participant house  All trainees must:  Team of 4 Workers  Be 18 or older  One truck  Have valid DL  All Trainees must:  Be drug free  Be drug free  Not have sex offense record  No sex offense  Pass a respirator  Be 18 or older physical exam