Growing Home’s urban organic farm is currently hiring for its Production Assistant job training program.
Based in Englewood, Growing Home is Chicago’s leading expert in farm-based training for people with employment barriers. They know that, when people have jobs, they have economic stability in their lives; this stability allows for healthy people and families. And when communities have access to healthy food options, the overall well-being and health of the residents improves.
Growing Home’s job training program combines time spent working on the on-site urban farm with lessons on work readiness and environmental literacy, an emotional resilience curriculum, and ongoing support for career success post-graduation.
- Applicants who are accepted begin with a job training program that pays $16/hour for 16-20 hours per week.
- The job training program will be via remote learning due to COVID-19.
- Applicants must be 18 years or older, unemployed, and Chicago residents.
- Participants are meant to transition into permanent, full-time employment after graduation.
Program participants also have opportunities to earn professional certifications, gain access to free legal consultation for record sealing and expungement, and receive the support of a case manager available to provide referrals for supportive services.
Last Day to Submit an Application: Friday, June 12th 2020
See this link for more details and check out the flyers below!
Job Training Program Flyers