Green jobs certified workers graduate from DCC

Posted at 4:33 PM, Mar 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-15 16:33:13-04

A group of Detroiters looking for a new career outdoors celebrated graduation day from the Detroit Conservation Corps.

The Greening of Detroit hosted the event for its latest graduates - now certified in green job skills.

Participants are trained for jobs in landscaping, forestry, snow removal, and floral decor.

The 8-week training program empowers its graduates to transform their own neighborhoods.

The Greening of Detroit's adult workforce program provides unemployed residents of Detroit, Highland Park, and Hamtramck with training for green jobs.

The DCC plans to train 2,500 Detroiters over the next five years.