Greencorps offers nine months of paid training in ecological restoration, green infrastructure, tree care, and landscaping. Training happens both in the classroom and in the field with the Chicago Park District, the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, and other project partners. Graduates of the Greencorps program have gone on to work for major companies such as Cardno, Christy Webber, Safety Kleen and AES. Typical job titles include Landscape Maintenance Foreman, Restoration Technician, Driver, Groundskeeper, Pesticide Applicator, and Hazardous Material Technician.
Greencorps trainees are offered a number of professional certifications including:
– Defensive Driving Course
– First Aid/CPR
– OSHA 10-Hour Safety Standards
– Chicago Wilderness/Midwest Prescription Burn
– and Illinois Pesticide Certification
Support for Success:
Once you join the program, Greencorps works with you to set goals for your time in the program and help you address any barriers preventing you from being successful at work. After graduation, Greencorps identifies positive placement matches and continues with post placement follow-up to address any workplace issues that may arise.
What We Do:
|Project based chainsaw training||Prescription burn|
|Building raised beds||Trail maintenance at Shawnee National Forest|
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