Training Opportunities

Your Future is our Business

From the website “We provide work-based learning opportunities like expos, panels, guest speakers and more to elementary, middle, and high school students as well as internships for post-secondary students. Students get to explore a variety of career options and interact with professionals currently working in the industry. We provide real-world exposure and connect youth to adults who can assist youth with finding their path.”

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Training in Applied Agroecology Program (TAAP)

The certificate program uses a cohort model, and is designed to induce self-inquiry as fellows define and advance their interest in agroecology, farming & food pathways. Fellows will complete 14 weekly sessions over 4 months, assignments (including professional development topics), as well as work with a mentor to complete a learning plan to complete 80 hours of self-directed learning (50 hours of hands-on work & 30 hours of technical training). We use Google classroom to facilitate course materials, assignment submissions, and meet virtually using Zoom. Key course themes include: (1) Food Sovereignty, (2) Food Systems, (3) Participatory Action, (4) Land Defense, (5) Sustainable Agroecosystems, (6) Agroecological Practices.”

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San Jose Conservation Corps

From the website “We hire young adults, ages 18-27, looking to gain job skills and earn a living wage. They “earn while they learn” in one of SJCC+CS’s paid job training programs, completing projects that benefit the community in the areas of zero waste, natural resource management, and construction through our housing initiative.”

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San Francisco Conservation Corps

The Corps (from the website)”work with young men and women to enhance the environment through recycling, conservation, parkland improvements and more. Corpsmembers also attend academic classes, learn about conservation, and develop job skills through their public service work. Additionally, SFCC is an active member of the national Corps movement, The Corps Network. The Corps Network represents over 100 Corps and more than 21,000 Corpsmembers, providing a wealth of conservation, infrastructure improvement, and human service hours to communities around the country.”

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Roots of Success Training Program

From the website “Roots of Success is as a leading resource for education and workforce programs across the country that strive to prepare youth and adults with barriers to employment for careers in the green economy, and empower them to improve conditions in their communities. Students are given the opportunity to examine society’s most pressing environmental problems, identify innovative solutions, and put their ideas into practice as they respond to community needs and pursue environmental careers.”

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National Parks Service

From the website “The Career Academy for Natural Resources is being designed to provide developmental opportunities and learning resources for natural resource professionals to acquire and refine skills in meeting job requirements, position competencies, the National Park Service mission, and personal development goals. The NPS Director’s “A Call to Action” specifically identifies the academy program as a process to enhance professional and organizational excellence. Employees at any stage in their career can utilize the academy to assist in career planning and professional development. New employees will see the logical progression from NPS Fundamentals to the academy as they advance through entry/developmental, journey and advanced performance level opportunities.”

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