It is important to maintain moisture and air in the compost pile. Keep your pile as damp as a well-wrung sponge. Be sure to check moisture on hot summer or windy days. Sprinkle with water when dry. Add air to your pile every two to three weeks. Poke holes through the pile with a broom handle and loo...
The Gateways to Green Building Pre-Apprenticeship Program offers South Bay residents exciting skills training for green job opportunities, and building employers the opportunity to tap into green building projects. California’s economy is “greening,” and work on energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in residential construction is a large part of the expansion. The Gateways to Green Building is a nearly 3-month long training program that offers South Bay residents skills training for green building.
The program provides beginner’s in-depth training in basic construction and advanced training in home performance for experienced residential contractor’s workers. Graduates will receive strong consideration for employment by home performance contractors, while other students are expected to receive consideration for entry into local building trade’s apprenticeship program. The training partners include: The Century Center for Economic Opportunity, The U.S. Green Building Council Los Angeles Chapter, Build it Green, the California Building Performance Contractors Association, Richard Heath and Associates, Inc., the Association of Energy Engineers, El Camino College, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 11.
The program is managed by the South Bay (SBWIB) in cooperation with the Century Center for Economic Opportunity (CCEO). Gateways to Green Building is a part of the California Clean Energy Workforce Training Program and is funded by the California Energy Commission, the California Workforce Investment Board, and the California Employment Development Department under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.