Roots of Success Professional Certificate
Roots of Success is an environmental literacy curriculum developed and distributed by the Environmental Literacy Curriculum Project, an emerging social enterprise whose mission is to publish curricula that help prepare the people who most need work for the work that most needs to be done. The curriculum is based on extensive research across 21 sectors in the green economy. The Project found that employers in this growing sector need their employees to be job ready, academically strong and fluent in the environmental missions of their firms. This versatile curriculum, developed by professors at the University of California, is currently being used in job training programs, high schools, community colleges, universities, and re-entry programs. To date Roots of Success has reached over 1,500 students nation wide with impressive results. Employers are now actively recruiting Roots graduates who consistently demonstrate strong academic, communication and leadership skills.
Why Choose Green Futures LA?
We employ two licensed Roots educators with extensive backgrounds in teaching and youth work. Unlike other professional certificate programs, at Green Futures LA we believe the work of building an environmentally literate workforce only begins with certification. All graduates from the Roots of Success program at Green Futures LA get free resume and interviewing assistance upon completion of the course. In addition they gain access to our robust networking community and hiring preference with many of our partner organizations. In this difficult economy job seekers need any advantage they can get. We are committed to providing our students with the skills, credentials and contacts necessary to succeed in this challenging climate.
For Community Colleges
We’ve found that community college students are among the best candidates for Roots of Success certification. Many green employers want to hire community college students and graduates, but these employers struggle to find candidates with the requisite level of environmental literacy. Green employers are often “mission-driven,” which means that a job seeker’s ability to communicate the environmental mission is just as important as his or her technical proficiency. A Roots of Success certificate makes a candidate’s resumé stand out. It lets green employers know that a job candidate is well versed in the pressing environmental issues of the day and prepared for a career in the green economy. By combining these advantages with the résumé development, interview prep, and networking services offered by Green Futures LA, we ensure that our students are among the best-positioned job seekers in Southern California.
For more information click the Roots of Success link under our Partner Links section. To set up a Roots course at your community college or local community center email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the curriculum visit www.rootsofsuccess.org.
Not A Community College Student?
You may still want a Roots of Success certificate. The Roots certificate can be the difference between finding a job and languishing in unemployment. If you want to work in a green industry, Roots may just be the leg up you need. At Green Futures LA we want to help blue collar workers find “green collar” jobs. These jobs often require vocational skills, but tend to pay better and behave in a more socially conscious manner than their blue collar counterparts. Fill out the form below if you think Roots of Success certification from the Environmental Literacy Curriculum Project might be the right choice for you. We’ll provide you with more information about upcoming courses and additional professional development services provided by Green Futures LA.