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Build It Green (BIG)


HVAC Mechanics and Installers


Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers


about the training

Started in 2018, Build it Green (BIG) prepares young adults with untapped potential for careers in construction & energy service through a 6 month – 1 year workforce development training program. Through a partnership between green|spaces, Build Me a World and AmeriCorps Opportunity Youth Service Initiative, BIG aims to generate pathways out of poverty for young adults through job readiness training, community organizing and outreach training, and technical training in the green building field. Affordability of utilities is one of the greatest challenges to low income neighborhoods in Chattanooga. This program brings solutions to issues of energy efficiency in low income areas as well as a pipeline for employment into the green economy. BIG utilizes a unique blend of community outreach, personal development, and technical training to create workforce ready young adults.
Community engagement/personal development/job readiness training
Technical training in weatherization and community sustainability
6 month and 1 year opportunities available
Paid living allowance
Educational Award with successful completion of hours – $3000 – $6000 depending on service
OSHA 10 and other industry certifications
Job placement assistance
GED education support
Health Insurance and childcare available for full-time positions
Participants must be between 18 and 24 years old, and a US citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States, or possess approved work visa.
Build It Green emphasizes the recruitment of diverse individuals who learn from each other in a supportive environment. Our members have the opportunity to participate in the success of the team and are valued for their skills, experience, and unique perspectives.
Encouraging engagement of individuals who represent the communities in which they work is our mandate.

application process

Contacting the program directly is the first step to starting your journey towards a successful career in the trades. By reaching out to the program, you can learn more about the program requirements, the application process, and the various trades that are available for apprenticeships. Many programs are happy to answer any questions you may have about the program, the industry, and what you can expect from your apprenticeship and any available scholarships. They can also provide you with guidance and support as you navigate the application process, ensuring that you are fully prepared to begin your training. Whether you’re a recent high school graduate, a career-changer, or someone looking to advance your existing career, contacting a skilled trades apprenticeship program is a crucial step towards achieving your career goals. Don’t delay. Contact a skilled trades apprenticeship program today and take the first step towards building a successful and fulfilling career in the trades.

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