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The Franklin County Green Corps Jobs Program provides horticulture and landscaping training to low-income adults, ages 18–30, interested in obtaining a career in the green, environmental and agricultural industries. Participants work side-by-side with employees at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens learning skills in horticulture, landscape and garden maintenance and green practices.

Concentrated classroom and hands-on training, including guest speakers and visits to local businesses, provide comprehensive preparation so participants may confidently enter the job market at the end of the 10-week, 320-hour training program.

Green Corps participants receive:

    • Paid training
    • Work clothes & tools provided
    • Hands-on, “real world” experience
    • Networking opportunities
    • Work toward obtaining an Ohio pesticide applicator’s license
    • A great resume builder!

 

 

Established in 2011, the Franklin County Green Corps Jobs Program is a partnership of Franklin County, Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and the Central Ohio Workforce Investment Corporation (COWIC).