USGBC NJ accomplishes our mission through education, advocacy, and collaboration:
As New Jersey’s green building advocate and education resource, USGBC NJ provides continual educational programs, educational/networking events, green building tours, research studies and advocacy initiatives through its three-branch, statewide network.
- The NJ Chapter is a USGBC licensed education provider of the LEED Core Curriculum and LEED Accreditation Exam Preparation. Additionally USGBC NJ has developed customized training for all industry sectors and professions focused on the technical aspects of sustainability and green building.
- USGBC NJ is a licensed provider of the GPRO series which provides credentials to the Construction Trades including Construction Management and Project Management. (See USGBC NJ Complete Course Syllabus)
USGBC NJ/NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development Grant Funded Training:
Recovery4Jersey and Skills4Jersey
USGBC NJ has received two significant grants from the State of NJ. The Skills4Jersey grant will be used to invest in and improve the skills of the NJ workforce and remain competitive in the Garden State. The Recovery4Jersey grant will train NJ businesses in recovery-related initiatives.
The grants have been awarded by the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development and will run from March 2013- March 2014.
USGBC NJ’s training initiative raises the professional level of the grantees employees, while impacting the quality of deliverables of the entire supply chain relative to their specific business. Following the training, the grantee companies and their employees will be sought-after by the entire building industry supply chain and their clients for their expertise in Green Building and Resiliency methods.
This is the fourth year that USGBC NJ has been awarded funding for their training programs by the State. The USGBC NJ’s previous NJ DOL grant to provide fully funded green building training for NJ veterans and the unemployed is available until May 31, 2013. Funding is also available for incumbent (employed) workers. See below.
Companies interested in the Skills4Jersey or Recovery4Jersey opportunities should contact Florence Block, USGBC NJ executive director at email@example.com or (973) 290-0013.
NJ VETERANS & NJ UNEMPLOYED
USGBC NJ has been awarded these grants by the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development to provide fully funded green building training for NJ veterans and the unemployed. Funding is also available for incumbent (employed) workers.
All courses offered in the USGBC NJ syllabus qualify under this grant. In today’s challenging economy and business climate, education/accreditation in the green building and related industries give employment candidates and incumbent workers a competitive edge in today’s workforce. Our training programs are designed to accommodate all levels within the industry. Veteran and unemployed grantees will also be given one year’s free membership to USGBC NJ to facilitate networking with our 1,100+ members to facilitate procurement of job opportunities. The USGBC Study Guides are also provided as part of the grant, as well as reimbursement of the LEED Exam fees for those who pass the exam.
This funding is available until May 31, 2013.
While all courses offered in the USGBC NJ syllabus qualify under this grant, below please find descriptions of courses that grantees have been especially interested in:
Steps to participate in the grant-funded training for NJ VETERANS & NJ UNEMPLOYED:
For more information, and to apply for USGBC NJ grant training please email USGBC NJ Executive Director, Florence Block at firstname.lastname@example.org