Louisiana Green Corps is now recruiting Jefferson Parish residents ages 18 to 21 for its three-month Youth Workforce Training Program, scheduled to commence February 25, 2013.

Program Overview
During this three-month job-training program focused in the green job and construction industries, each participant will receive a variety of certifications; including Roots of Success Environmental Literacy certification, 21st Century Life Skills, NCCER Multi-craft Core Construction, OSHA 10, CPR/ First Aid, 16 hour DEQ Lead Worker, Asbestos Awareness, Forklift Operating Training, Work Experience, and TWIC card opportunity. Academic improvement is provided at each individual’s appropriate level and typically includes GED/college preparation, basic literacy and numeracy training, entrepreneurship exploration, and functional literacy for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

In addition to class-based education, participants will gain experience working on carpentry projects in the Corps’ warehouse and mill shop facility, participate in community volunteerism, and gain hands-on experience working on community improvement projects.

Upon completion of the program, Louisiana Green Corps will assist participants with placement into continuing education, gainful employment, internships, apprenticeship programs, military, and/ or other national service programs. Participants will also be eligible for a $1,175 AmeriCorps Education Award to use for college or trade school and will be provided incentives and bonuses for meeting specific program requirements.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Jefferson Parish resident
  • Ages 18 to 21
  • Low-income
  • Must be able to commit to a full-time schedule (Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:00pm) in Mid-City, New Orleans

Documentation Required

  • LA Driver’s License or State Issued ID, Birth Certificate, Social Security Card, and High School Diploma/GED certificate (if you have one)
  • Proof of residency
  • Proof of income


For more information or to apply, please call (504) 613-4661.

About Louisiana Green Corps
Louisiana Green Corps is a non-profit organization that provides environmental education and career building opportunities to people aspiring to improve their lives and our community. For more information about Louisiana Green Corps, please visit www.lagreencorps.org or contact them by phone at (504) 613-4661.