The Black Star Project is recruiting for the 2015 Weatherization Specialist Training Program!
Train for a new career in the growing field of residential weatherization.
To start the application process, CLICK HERE.
This FREE part-time course prepares you for certification with the Building Performance Institute. This national certification is the industry standard in residential weatherization work. You will learn the theories behind residential weatherization and gain hands on experience installing insulation and air-sealing measures. Workers in this and other green construction fields can earn competitive salaries.
This program is open to women and men over 18 years old. Those struggling with unemployment and ex-offenders are welcome to apply. Classes are held on weekday evenings and all day Saturday. A weekly stipend is provided. Prior construction or handyman experience is helpful but not required.
To participate in this course you must:
· Pass basic math & reading skills tests
· Pass a drug screen
· Reside in the following Chicago neighborhoods: Douglas, Bronzeville, New City, Woodlawn
· Be motivated to work hard and succeed
· Be committed to attend all sessions of the 10 week course
To start the application process, CLICK HERE
Please contact The Black Star Project with any questions 773-285-9600,
President Obama and his administration have focused on energy policy, with the Clean Energy and Recovery Act. This act creates jobs and advances America’s energy efficiency through programs and strategies including a multi-billion dollar effort to weatherize low-income homes throughout the country. Additionally, millions of dollars have been designated to train individuals for green jobs. The Green Construction industry is one of the fastest growing construction fields and The Black Star Project recognizes the opportunity this field presents for our people. In a social climate where young Black men are systematically excluded viable employment opportunities, The Black Star Project seeks to support the Black and Latino communities in preparing for and securing jobs in the Green Construction Industry.
The Black Star Project is currently running two grant funded programs in partnership with the Urban Weatherization Initiative (UWI). UWI programs are funded through the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.