Programs to help build future in green jobs
Ten Urban Corps of San Diego County Corpsmembers graduated yesterday from specialized training in urban forestry as part of two new workforce development programs – Treejectory+ from Tree San Diego and Tree Corps from Urban Corps. Corpsmembers completed seven days and 56 hours of training on topics such as how to properly plant a tree, nursery selection, irrigation methods, soil preparation, propagation and pruning.
Both Treejectory+ and Tree Corps are funded by the Governor and Legislature from the 2021/2022 State General Fund as administered by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Urban and Community Forestry Program and provide free training opportunities with forestry experts. Participants receive professional certifications, meet potential industry mentors and earn a stipend.
“We are thrilled to partner with our friends at Tree San Diego to offer this training and provide our Corpsmembers the tools to expand their career opportunities,” said Kyle Kennedy, CEO, Urban Corps of San Diego County. “Now, these Corpsmembers can use what they learned to seek employment in the growing green industry and build a better future for themselves.”
For more information about Tree Corps or to join Urban Corps, visit www.urbancorpssd.org.
About the Urban Corps of San Diego County
Founded in 1989, Urban Corps of San Diego County is a certified local conservation corps and charter school whose mission is to provide the county’s most vulnerable young adults aged 18-26 the tools to expand their career opportunities through paid job training, support services and a second chance to earn a high school diploma.