On September 2nd, BLDG Memphis held two webinars for the Sustainable Workforce Initiative Community Partners application process. For viewing either of these webinars, please review at the following links: Recording 1, Recording 2
A brief Q & A of the webinar has been prepared for review below:
Is it okay if the awarded community partner organization provides stipends to community members to complete the work?
If my organization is not focused on job training, individual skills, and weatherization - are we eligible for the program?
Yes, we are not explicitly looking for workforce organization as our partners will be preforming these tasks.
Who is the audience of the weatherization trainings, for instance contractors?
The trainings are not technical in terms of weatherizing homes, but rather training for home inspection.
What other trainings are offered?
There are additionally OSHA trainings provided in addition to spanish language training for lead-safe homes.
Are these trainings reserved for license professionals or can they be used for building capacity?
The trainings are not restrictive in who is able to attend them.
If I want to host a job training opportunity, do I need to partner with one of the partner agencies to provide the job training skills?
The trainings have already been prepared and administered by the partners, but other opportunities could potentially be explored and does not limit you from consideration.