We are excited to share that the Indiana Arborist Association (IAA) has been awarded $250,000 in ...funding from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Community and Urban Forestry Program to launch the first ever Workforce Development program dedicated to training certified arborists for underserved and disadvantaged communities in Northwest Indiana (NWI).
Indiana, along with many other states across the US, struggles to fill jobs in the green industry with skilled labor. The IAA hopes to address this issue through this Arborist Apprenticeship and Workforce Development program.
The Arborist Apprenticeship program will be a collaborative effort with several partners in Northwest Indiana including Purdue University Northwest, Purdue Extension, and the Center for Workforce Innovation who will assist in the education and training of arborists who will go on to care for trees in Northwest Indiana.
The IAA is very excited to get this program up and running and looks forward to a continued partnership with the group who worked on the grant, including TCIA, as they will utilize our Arborist Apprenticeship Training Program! (TCIA's program is sponsored by @husqvarnausa )
For more information on TCIA's Apprenticeship Program visit http://OutsideCareers.org
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