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About the GreenUp Program

The Green Up training program is a six to eight week, intensive learning experience incorporating hands-on technical skill training in emerging green career fields, entrepreneurship and small business development, essential employability skills training, and career placement assistance. Through an innovative partnership between Mid-America Regional Council, EnergyWorks KC, the Unified Government of Wyandotte County, Heartland Habitat for Humanity, national green training experts, and our own TEC program, KCKCC offers this training to jobseekers and prospective green entrepreneurs metro-wide.

Our initial focus is on deconstruction & building materials reuse. Program graduates complete the Green Up program with hands-on deconstruction training and nationally recognized certifications in OSHA safety, lead abatement, forklift operations, and other related fields.

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Spring 2012
Ahmad Raheem Neal
Alvin Gilreath
Calvin Reese
Clifford Harris
Duane Jerome Smith
Emil M. Simon
Jeff Daily
Jesse Alvarado
Jodi Hatcher
Joshua Isaiah Nelson
Larry Dean


Deconstruction & Building Materials Reuse

Deconstruction Field Training

OSHA Safety Training


Forklift Certification

Entrepreneurship & Small Business Lab

Enhanced Essential Employability Skills [EEES]

Ongoing Placement and Support

Partners and Supporters

EnergyWorks KC

Unified Government of Wyandotte County
Heartland Habitat for Humanity

Kansas Workforce Partnership
YWCA of Greater Kansas City
ReThink Energy
Equal Opportunity Foundation

Dave Bennick, ReUse Consulting; CleanEdison, Inc.
The Builders Association
Kansas Small Business Development Center

Geoge DePreist
Tim Thomas
Cris Siebenlist
Tiffany Moore
Verna Crane
Beau Graves
Rich Piper
Jay Matlack
Tracy Hull


Have a project for our training class?

We are on the lookout for projects that will serve both as educational opportunities for our green job trainees and that meet a critical need in the community.

Marisa Crawford Gray - Business Development Liaison
Phone: (913) 288-7284