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Title: Green Jobs Conference


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Green Jobs Conference May 17, 2011
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Weatherization Training Key Components
  • Recruit from SMOC programs and external
    employment agencies
  • Information Session
  • Assessment of skills and abilities
  • Interview with GJA
  • Selection of trainee candidates
  • Soft Skills workshops for job readiness
  • Prep Session
  • 4 day classroom / hands-on lab
  • RRP Lead Certification
  • OSHA 10 Certification
  • 60 day on-the-job training (OJT)

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Weatherization TrainingRequirements
  • General mechanical aptitude
  • 8th grade reading and math skills
  • Drivers license and transportation
  • Physical capabilities
  • Register for Selective Service
  • CORI / Background Checks
  • Construction Experience desired
  • Attended Vocational / Technical school
  • Signed Commitment Contract

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Weatherization TrainingHands-On Lab
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Making Contact
  • Be polite and professional!!
  • How do you find contractors?
  • Community Action Programs
  • SMOC energy services
  • Google town weatherization contractors
  • Internet research
  • Craigslist
  • mass.gov
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Recruit from catchment area of graduate
  • Cold call
  • Follow-up
  • Always call when you say you will!!

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Schedule the Meeting
  • Offer specific times
  • Accommodate their schedule and availability
  • Ill come to you
  • Prepare contractor for meeting
  • Email documents
  • Ask contractor to review documents before the
    meeting and have questions ready
  • Prepare for meeting

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The Meeting
  • Be professional!!
  • Review packet in detail
  • Be positive and upbeat about future relationship
  • Inform contractor of future trainings
  • Identify and discuss specific needs of contractor
  • Custom fit of graduate to contractor
  • On-going communication

8
Post Meeting
  • Thank the contractor for their time
  • Follow up correspondence
  • Update contractor database
  • Personal touch remember the little things!

9
Job Placement
  • Communicate simultaneously with contractors and
    graduates
  • Place graduates as soon as possible after
    training is completed
  • Email / call contractors with potential
    candidates
  • Follow up with candidate and contractor
  • Keep momentum going
  • Encourage graduates to do their own research
  • Continue to work on removing barriers

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On-the-Job Support
  • Communicate simultaneously with contractors and
    graduates
  • Keep detailed notes of each conversation
  • Check in a minimum of once a week
  • On-site visits 1st 2nd month
  • Trouble shoot issues and potential problems ASAP
  • Be an active listener
  • Always call when you say you will!!

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Retention
  • Communication!!
  • Training and certification
  • Custom fit of graduate to contractor
  • On-the-job support for 6 months
  • Keep detailed notes of each conversation
  • Successes and challenges

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Contact Information
Gwenn Weiser Director 508-620-2679 Suzanne
Domestico Senior Program Representative 508-626-71
50 Raymond Turano Program Representative 508-626-
7150
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