California Green Jobs Corps
Award List and Project Summaries
On June 29, 2009, grants were awarded to 11 organizations under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Workforce Investment Act Funds, the Governor´s 2008/09 Initiative California Green Jobs Corps Solicitation. Project descriptions, award amount, and contact information are listed below.
|Awardees||County||WIA 15 Percent Amount|
|City College of San Francisco||San Francisco||$931,087|
|Long Beach City||Los Angeles||$935,797|
|Los Angeles Community College District||Los Angeles||$937,890|
|Northern Rural Training and Employment Consortium||Butte||$919,132|
|Peralta Community College District||Alameda||$937,511|
|Sacramento Employment Training Agency||Sacramento||$937,890|
|San Mateo County||San Mateo||$936,429|
|Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint CC District (Shasta College)||Shasta||$650,606|
|Workforce Institute, San Jose/Evergreen CCD||Santa Clara||$937,873|
City College of San Francisco
50 Phelan Avenue, C306
San Francisco, CA 94112
Award Amount: $931,087
Summary: In the proposed program, City College of San Francisco (CCSF) will partner with the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development, the Workforce Investment San Francisco (WISF) Board, the San Francisco Conservation Corps (SFCC), and a number of other community-based organizations (CBOs) and employers in order to create a comprehensive training program for a wide range of green careers. Disadvantaged youth from San Francisco’s Mission, Chinatown, and Bayview/Hunter’s Point neighborhoods will be recruited into a semester-long "launching pad" that will prepare them to enter green training certificate programs at the College. This program will serve 120 students and orient them to the range of green career pathways available to them, provide contextualized language and math instruction, engage students in green community service, and teach them about the importance of environmental stewardship and civic responsibility. Students will be provided wrap-around and case management services by partner CBOs with deep roots in the communities served. At the conclusion of this semester of training, students will transition into one of CCSF’s many green jobs certificate programs, including solar panel installation, environmental monitoring, environmental horticulture, hybrid/electric vehicle service, green business, and green construction and energy efficiency. Wages for these occupations range from $12 to $35 per hour. This high-quality training will fully prepare students to enter the workforce and becoming contributing "green" members of the San Francisco Bay Area community.
Long Beach City
3447 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
Bryan S. Rogers
Award Amount: $935,797
Summary: The proposed Pacific Gateway Green Job Corps Initiative will serve 125 at-risk youth ages 17-24 who are interested in developing skills and gaining employment in green and eco-friendly industries. Career pathways have been developed in conjunction with partnering organizations and several employers including California Home Energy Efficiency Rating Services, California Western Arborists, Harding Construction, AAMECO Solar Energy Resources, Run on Sun, Yard Farmer and others that focus on solar energy, recycling, green building and construction, water efficient and drought resistant landscaping, and community supported agricultural opportunities with salary ranges from $8 - $35 hourly. With the partnerships developed and employers committed to this initiative, the Network plans to engage local youth through education, community service, environmental stewardship and civic responsibility, and training and employment opportunities. In school youth will learn water efficient landscaping and community supported agriculture by creating a sustainable garden. Older youth will receive classroom training in Solar Photovoltaic Installation, on-site training at the city’s Waste-to-Energy plant, training to receive a Weatherization Energy Certification or training for OSHA 30 Certification, Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Certification.
Los Angeles Community College District
770 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Award Amount: $937,890
Summary: The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) and its regional partners will serve 300 low-income at-risk youths throughout the Los Angeles, Ventura, San Bernardino, Riverside, and Orange Counties. It will provide training and wrap-around services towards the Energy Efficiency/Weatherization and Utility/Water Conservation career pathways leveraging state and federal resources. The purpose of the project is to prepare youths for emerging careers and enhance their perceptions towards lifelong learning. It is supported by regional employers, the Conservation Corps and YouthBuild programs, energy efficiency/weatherization agencies, One-Stop Centers, and the City of Los Angeles Workforce Investment Board. Green Occupations in which participants will be trained or employed include Energy Efficiency/Weatherization Outreach, Assessor and Auditor/Inspector, Installation Crew Member, and Water Conservation Technicians with salary ranges form $8.50 - $16.00 hourly. Employers include, department of Water and Power, PACE, TELACU, IPGI Construction, Energy Crews Inc, and California Conservation Corps.
1880 Wardrobe Avenue
Merced, CA 95341
Award Amount: $937,890
Summary: The Merced County Department of Workforce Investment will partner with San Joaquin Valley (SJV) Workforce Investment Boards, Community Colleges, Jack L. Boyd Outdoor School, employers, CBOs, and others to provide a comprehensive "Green Jobs Corps" to approximately 140 at-risk WIA eligible youth ages 16-24. Each participant will be educated in the areas of civic responsibility, environmental stewardship, and soft (work-ready) skills. Additionally, each will participate in relevant training and/or experience to prepare him/her for employment in an eco-friendly industry. All youth will participate in both a one-time service project and ongoing projects within their community. Training will be provided by PG&E, Russ McGarry Rental property management, Southern California Edison in green occupations such as Construction Retrofitting, Recycling/Refuse Collection, Forest and Conservation Workers, Solar Power Installer and HVAC with salary ranges from $27,069 - $43,468 annually.
Northern Rural Training and Employment Consortium
525 Wall Street
Chico, CA 95928
Award Amount: $919,132
Summary: NoRTEC, in conjunction with community colleges, community-based organizations, and local employers, proposes to establish a Core Green Job education and training program for 100 at-risk youth participants of the California Green Job Corps in the Northern California Region. By leveraging existing grants and WIA funding, the partnership will build upon an existing foundation of collaborative work to provide educational and occupational experiences to Green Job Corps members. Employers include Roseburg, Blackfox Timber Management, Wholesale Solar Inc., and the California Conservation Corps. The service approach will include: (a) Work readiness skills training though instruction and on the job work experience; (b) Community college training in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Building Trades, Construction, Energy and Utilities with salary ranges from $14.50-$52 hourly; (c) Internships and community service; and (d) Job placement or continuing education.
1300 S. Grand Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Award Amount: $937,890
Summary: The Orange County Green Job Corps Project will serve 120 at-risk and disconnected youth ages 16 to 24 over a twenty-month period. With financial and program commitments from more than 30 public and private organizations, the project will train youth for a variety of green careers in eco-friendly industries, while they continue their education and contribute as volunteers to the greening of their communities. Corps members will receive pre-employment, work maturity and life skills training and will participate in specialized education programs on civic responsibility and environmental stewardship. Participants will be employed in green jobs and achieve related WIA outcomes. Training will be conducted by Hope Builders, Richard Anthony and Associates, Toshiba America, Kean Coffee and others. Youth will be offered classroom instruction, work experience and on-the-job training in either Green Construction, Green Landscaping/Irrigation, Ecological Restoration or Green Printing and Flexography. Employment opportunities will be in the fields of Building Inspectors, Home Energy Estimators, Refuse and Recyclable Materials Collectors with wages ranging from $10.25-$37.78 hourly.
Peralta Community College District
333 East 8th Street
Oakland, CA 94606
Award Amount: $937,511
Summary: The East Bay Green Job Corps is a regional education system along the I-80 corridor from Oakland to Richmond serving young adults 18-24 with job readiness, basic skills, civic engagement, environmental literacy, internship, and hard skills training. With this proposal EBGJC will serve 180 youth. EBGJC incorporates four training partnerships-Oakland Green Job Corps, RichmondBuild, Rising Sun, and Solar Richmond, each recognized nationally for cutting edge training for low income and hard to serve youth. EBGJC creates a regional system with doorways for low income youth in three cities to help them access training and employment in emerging green sector industries. The service approach includes a 12 week "bridge" program including job readiness, basic skills for "green" jobs, civic engagement, environmental literacy and community service/internships. Youth will choose from three tracks for training: (1) 16 week pre-apprenticeship with Oakland Green Job Corps followed by a 10 week Solar/green construction training; or (2) Construction, energy efficiency and solar installation training with Richmond Build or (3) Weatherization or green diesel training at several community colleges. Occupations that youth will be placed in include Solar Thermal Installer or Technician, Home Energy Auditor or Rater, and Building Performance/Retrofitting with wage ranges between $31,000-$72,800/yr.
Sacramento Employment Training Agency
925 Del Paso Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95815
Award Amount: $937,890
Summary: The Sacramento Regional Green Jobs Corps will engage 140 at-risk youth living in the six counties of the Sacramento Economic Region in green job training and employment. Youth will participate in community service projects, environmental stewardship, education and employment focusing on at least five “green” career clusters: Solar Power, Green Construction, Utilities/energy efficiency and sustainability, Environment sustainability (agriculture, land and water management), and Automotive. Occupations include Alternative Fuel Vehicle Technicians, Carpenters, Plumbers, Electricians, Energy Auditors, Home Energy Raters and Green Landscapers with salary ranges from $11-31.30 hourly. Employers include SMUD, Community Resource Project, Sierra Business Council, City of Roseville and others. The Sacramento Regional Green Jobs Corps network of partners and resources will provide youth with the following: (a) Green Career exploration, basic skills and green literacy training; (b) Certificate or degree programs at community colleges in the five "green” career clusters; ( c) Apprenticeships, work experience and on-the-job training; and community service linked to the career clusters and (d) job placement.
San Mateo County
260 Harbor Blvd, Building A
Belmont, CA 94002
Award Amount: $936,429
Summary: The San Mateo County Workforce Investment Board is joining with partners in education, industry, community service and environmental stewardship to launch the San Mateo County Green Jobs Corps, which will prepare and train 150 at-risk youth and young adults for careers in emerging green industries; provide a broad range of environmental service projects; and create leadership opportunities for young people who have been marginalized in our county. The program will combine academic support, career exploration, career technical education, and youth development and leadership opportunities. Youth will play key roles in designing and leading service, community education, and career exploration. The youth will receive the following services: (a) Workplace readiness/life skills training, leadership and environmental education; (b) Occupational skills training and community service in either solar, energy efficiency, recycling/reuse or parks/land use; and (c) Internships, job placement or continuing education. Training will be provided by, JobTrain, Goodwill Industries, SkyObs, City of South San Francisco in occupations such as Environmental Control Technician, Commercial Energy Auditor/Retrofit, Solar Sales and Customer Service and Solar Panel Installer with salary ranges from $35,000 -$75,000 yearly.
Shasta-Tehama-Trinity-Joint CC District (Shasta College)
11555 Old Oregon Trail
Redding, CA 96049
Award Amount: $650,606
Summary: Shasta College, in conjunction with our local regional partners, propose to establish three Core Green Job educational programs for the participants of the California Green Job Corps. The program will serve 90 participants in the Northern Sacramento Region, including Trinity and Lake counties. Leveraging existing grants and federal funding, the partnership will build on an existing foundation of collaborative work to provide educational and occupational experiences to the regional CA Green Job Corps. Shasta College will also partner with local employers like, Power House Solar, and all Pro Network with the goal of providing employability skills and job opportunities. Youth will be trained in one of three career pathways; (1) Green Construction, winterization of homes and energy efficiency auditing; (2) Photovoltaic Technician; (3) Conservation/Environmental projects. Occupations that youth will be placed in have wages ranging from $15 to $23 per hour.
Workforce Institute, San Jose/Evergreen Community College District
600 South Bascom Avenue, Suite T-101
San Jose, CA 95128
Award Amount: $937,873
Summary: The goal of the Greater South Bay Green Jobs Corps is to provide a portal into the green economy for at-risk older youth and adult participants. This proposal will serve 100 participants. Youth will receive one of four green career tracks including efficient energy, green construction, water utilities, and green waste. Occupations that youth will be placed in include Water Treatment Operator/technician, Energy Specialist, Home Improvement Retrofit and Soil Conservation technician with wages ranging from $15 to $32 per hour. Working collaboratively with local employers-Central Coast Energy Services, Santa Clara Valley Water District and San Jose Water Company-three workforce investment boards, three non-profits, one association, three community colleges, one county office of education, one charter school, and one large labor union, Green Jobs Corps participants will have access to community service, internship, and career advancement opportunities in the regional green economy. The service approach will include: (a) Pre-Training-"World of Work" job readiness and EPA course on environmental stewardship and civic responsibility; (b) WorkKeys Career Readiness Certificate; (c) Technical education in one of the four career tracks; (d) Paid internships and (e) Job placement/post-secondary education.
- Online Job Center
- Job Fairs and Workshops
- One-Stop Career Centers (PDF)
- Forms and Publications
Top Links This Month
- Online Job Center
- Job Seeker Information
- New CalJOBSSM
- Services for Older Workers
- Job Seekers and Individuals