Green for Greene


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Green for Greene is a federally-funded EPA grant program with the purpose of training individuals in 13 certification areas in order to prepare them for environmentally-focused careers. This FREE five-week training program provides certifications needed for "green" jobs in the Springfield area in the construction, manufacturing and transportation industries. These certifications are required for specific jobs and provide opportunities for higher wages. 


Those interested in participating in the program are encouraged to contact Cindy Bennett at [email protected] or call (417) 841-1890

Certifications Available

Certifications include: OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER; OSHA 10; Trenching and Excavation; Confined Space; Lead Renovation Repair and Painting (RRP); Lead Abatement; Asbestos Worker/Handler; Mold Abatement; Silica; Flagger; Forklift Driver; First Aid/CPR; Bloodborne Pathogens.

Program Details

The Green for Greene training program is funded by a $200,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) program. The three-year grant will provide classes of 28-32 students each per year a variety of the certifications needed for high paying "green" jobs. Jobs secured after completion of training average $16 per hour.

To fill out an application for Green for Greene, CLICK HERE.