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James Walker, a graduate of the College’s Job Ready Training Program, recently talked to current students about his experiences.

First Green Job Trainees are Ready for the Workplace

James Walker is one of 15 students now equipped with the latest in green manufacturing and weatherization skills, thanks to the College’s federally funded Job Ready Training Program (JRTP). The students represent the first of the 250 workers the College and its partners expect to train in two years.

As of September, four of the 15 students had been hired, and a fifth student had landed an apprenticeship in the green manufacturing and/or weatherization fields. More groups of students are in the pipeline, according to the Pathways Out of Poverty program director, Wendy Ardagna, of the College’s Corporate Solutions team. Pathways Out of Poverty is the name of the federal grant.