Learn Green, Earn Green!
In January 2010, BCMBC received federal funding from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration to train community members in green jobs in the build industry. The project was originally dubbed the Broward County Energy Training Partnership, but quickly expanded to serve residents of Miami-Dade County creating the new moniker; The South Florida Green Jobs Collaborative.
This effective partnership of members of the private and public sectors, committed to growing and sustaining a local green economy, is led by the Broward County Minority Builders (BCMBC), Energy Training Partnership (ETP), Opportunities Industrialization Center of Broward(OIC), and Pathways out of Poverty Program. The Collaborative is focused on training workers in the Green Construction Industry, increasing the demand for a Green Labor Force and increasing consumption of Green building products.
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The Grand Opening of the Green Ready Institute:
The Green Jobs Expo and Training Recruitment Fair, attracted over 450 community members. Over 40 Exhibitors showcased their goods and services; with over 10 offering jobs.
This Green Initiative exposed South Floridians to current, future and possible employment and economic development resources in the Green Jobs Industry.
The Expo attracted job seekers, contractors, builders, small businesses, homeowners, community leaders and elected officials interested in increasing profit, developing people, and improving the planet..
Legislators and Local Experts provided presentations on: