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SWS Showcases T&M Led Green Infrastructure Training Program

November 15, 2017

More than 70,000 engineers, contractors, government officials and related professionals choose Storm Water Solutions (SWS) as their one-stop source for comprehensive news, features, case studies, expert input and product information. The October issue of SWS showcases the groundbreaking Blueprint Columbus: Green Infrastructure Workforce Development Training Program implemented by the City of Columbus, OH. As prime contractor to the City, T&M is responsible for overall project management, coordination and bringing together the right team to meet the diverse needs of the workforce development program.

  • The program installs green infrastructure in urban neighborhoods while meeting these high-level objectives:
  • Creating a successful, local green workforce development program;
  • Identifying and assisting the city in targeting appropriate hard-to-employ populations;
  • Addressing poverty and unemployment in underserved low-income populations;
  • Building a viable, replicable job training model for urban neighborhoods; and
  • Supporting development and growth of local, small, minority- and women-owned businesses.

Blueprint provides much more than green infrastructure training. It is a springboard for students to pursue opportunities they may not otherwise have had. Every student graduates with a certificate of completion that is recognized as past experience when bidding on city green infrastructure projects, as well as the OSHA safety credential that stays with each student for life. Thus far, four course terms have graduated a total of 60 students.

Read the article here.