Growing Futures Masonry & Tree Care Boot Camp - RI Nursery and Landscape Association (RINLA)

Arcadia, RI

Posted: 10/01/2021 Industry: Other Job Number: 2712

Job Description

Skills for Rhode Island's Future (Skills RI) is recruiting candidates for the Growing Futures Masonry & Tree Care Boot Camp, sponsored by the RI Nursery and Landscape Association (RINLA).

PROGRAM TITLE: Growing Futures Masonry & Tree Care Boot Camp

START DATE: November 1st, 2021

HOURS: 24 hours (3 days)

PAY: $300 stipend

DELIVERY MODE: Paid, in-person, hands-on

WHERE: Arcadia Management Area, Hope Valley, RI

PROGRAM DETAILS

Participate in work projects on Rhode Island’s public lands, gaining exposure to skills and topics essential to success in tree care, landscape construction, and stone masonry jobs and careers.

Program participants will work for three days in the Arcadia Management Area under the supervision of staff from the RI Nursery and Landscape Association, 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 landscape maintenance work.

Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a certificate of completion and job placement assistance including the following:

  • Invitation to a resume-writing workshop
  • Access to RINLA’s members-only job board for nearly 600 member companies
  • Exclusive access to an invitation-only Job Fair the week after the program including introductory interviews with employers committed to hiring Boot Camp graduates

LEARNING TOPICS INCLUDE

  • Public land restoration and maintenance
  • Tool use and safety
  • Workplace safety training
  • Introduction to stone masonry work and tree care industries and employment opportunities

POTENTIAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE

  • Arborist/tree care
  • Landscape construction and maintenance
  • Stone masonry

YOU MAY BE AN IDEAL CANDIDATE IF YOU MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA

  • You are 18 years of age or older
  • You are able to lift up to 50 pounds repeatedly throughout the day
  • You love being outside and engaging with natural materials (plants, soil, wood, stone)
  • You can perform hard, physical work outdoors in summer and winter conditions
  • You have access to reliable transportation
  • You are willing and eager to learn
  • You are enthusiastic and motivated to work in the green industry

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): 

  • Work-related clothing and equipment
  • Assistance with the purchase of gas and vehicle maintenances
  • Temporary childcare assistance
  • Temporary housing assistance

HOW TO APPLY

Click “Apply Now” to submit your application. Applicants will be contacted and screened by a SkillsRI staff member.

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