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Along with our Construction Boot Camp and OSHA 10 training the Center for People in Need is extending its job training opportunities to include a “deconstruction” course. The Center has been approached by Green Workforce Solutions and CleanEdison out of New York to extend its construction training and provide an opportunity for participants to become certified in deconstruction. The training will include classroom learning along with hands on learning. Participants will actually work on deconstructing a building in Lincoln.
Deconstruction is the latest movement in green construction. When a building is taken down by hand, it allows for materials to reused and recycled. Deconstruction supports the local economy by providing three to six jobs for every one standard demolition. Deconstruction skills can by taught as a form of “pre-construction” training. Employees gain a valuable foundation to move into other higher-skilled trades within the construction industry.
For more information, contact the Center for People in Need at 402-476-4357.
2012 Face of Poverty Today in Lincoln, NE
The Center for People in Need is pleased to provide its 2012 report, The Face of Poverty Today in Lincoln, Nebraska. Each year at our December Toyland for Kids toy distribution, we survey people attending the event to gain insight into the lives and struggles of low-income families. After several years of producing this report, one thing remains clear: Poverty is multifacted and manifests in a myriad of conditions. Combating poverty is a complex task. Here are links to the information: