The LAGC’s YCCC program, for young adults, is a 14-week construction and conservation training program that provides nationally recognized certification training, soft skills training, and performance incentives to individuals 18 to 24 in the Greater New Orleans Area. Through a partnership with the SBP, Inc, formerly the St. Bernard Project, local youth rehabilitate blighted homes in the Greater New Orleans Area while incorporating building science best practices into their work.
Green Corps also now offers a new Green Infrastructure and Consturction (GICC) training initiative geared toward serving individuals 25 and up and preparing them with the skills and credentials needed to enter our city's growing water management sector.
Our Green Infrastructure Construction and Conservation (GICC) is a 10-week training comprised of professional development (soft skills), skills attainment (construction and GI), and a paid internship. Participants will be placed in a real work environment with a local employer for up to 80 hours and provided a stipend of $12.00 per hour.
Participants will earn the following nationally recognized industry-based credentials:
All students also receive the opportunity to concentrate on math, reading and language skills from an academic instructor. Financial proficiency, employability skills, resume writing, resiliency and tool training workshops are also included in our program.
LAGC provides training stipends as well as transportation assistance. The YCCC and GICC program offers four classes a year free for those who qualify.