Skills for Rhode Island's Future (Skills RI) is recruiting candidates for the Growing Futures Boot Camp, sponsored by the RI Nursery and Landscape Association (RINLA).
PROGRAM TITLE: Growing Futures Boot Camp
START DATE: June 7th 2021 or June 21st 2021 (2 sessions)
HOURS: 40 hours (1 week)
PAY: $450 stipend
DELIVERY MODE: Paid, in-person, hands-on
WHERE: Arcadia Management Area, Hope Valley, RI
Explore a wide world of employment opportunities Rhode Island’s green industry! Participate in work projects on Rhode Island’s public lands, gaining exposure to skills and topics essential to success in green industry jobs and careers. Plant-based industries are experiencing growing demand for their products and services; throughout 2020 and early 2021, green industry companies have continued to work and have even increased their hiring, with vigilant attention to COVID-19 safety protocols.
The heart of the Growing Futures Boot Camp is hands-on green collar work. Program participants will work for a week in the Arcadia Management Area under the supervision of RINLA staff learning and doing meaningful work to repair and restore public lands including trail restoration, fire road clearing, tree and shrub pruning, and other entry-level forestry and horticulture work.
Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a certificate of completion and job placement assistance including the following:
LEARNING TOPICS INCLUDE
POTENTIAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE
YOU MAY BE AN IDEAL CANDIDATE IF YOU MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA
SUPPORT SERVICES AVAILABLE
Skills for Rhode Island’s Future and its partners are committed to assisting qualified candidates overcome personal barriers to employment. Support services available for program participants may include (but are not limited to):
HOW TO APPLY
Click “Apply Now” to submit your application. Applicants will be contacted and screened by a SkillsRI staff member.