Mayor of Boston announces $300,000 to create green-collar jobs.
In the final green announcement of a week-long series, Mayor Thomas M. Menino celebrated $300,000 in Empowerment Zone grant funding from HUD for workforce investments. The grant will fund green-collar job creation and workforce training. $100,000 of this grant will fund 30 slots in the Green Youth Corps, which is a year-round jobs program that allows Empowerment Zone youth to explore green careers and promote sustainability in Boston.
"The Asian American Civic Association (AACA) and JYF Networks, a Boston-based workforce and career development training center, will receive $100,000 to fund 10-15 adults in green-collar job training programs. The AACA will train green facilities maintenance technicians, while JYF Networks will train assistant energy auditors and brownfield remediation technicians. Last November, the AACA received $125,000 in funding through the Neighborhood Jobs Trust as part of Mayor Menino's green-collar jobs training initiative."
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