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RINLA's GROWING FUTURES BOOT CAMP

2 Sessions June 7-11 and June 21-25, 2021

Skills for Rhode Island’s Future (Skills RI) is recruiting candidates for the Growing Futures Boot Camp, sponsored by the RI Nursery and Landscape Association (RINLA).

START DATE: June 7-11, 2021 or June 21-25, 2021 (2 sessions)

HOURS: 40 hours (1 week)

PAY: $450 stipend

DELIVERY MODE: Paid, in-person, hands-on

WHERE: Arcadia Management Area, Hope Valley, RI

https://jobs.skillsforri.com/jb/Growing-Futures-Boot-Camp-Rhode-Island-Nursery-and-Landscape-Association-RINLA-Jobs-in-Providence-RI/5863824

PROGRAM DETAILS

Explore a wide world of employment opportunities in Rhode Island’s green industry! Participate in work projects on Rhode Island’s public lands, gaining exposure to skills and topics essential to success in green industry jobs and careers. Plant-based industries are experiencing growing demand for their products and services; throughout 2020 and early 2021, green industry companies have continued to work and have even increased their hiring, with vigilant attention to COVID-19 safety protocols.

The heart of the Growing Futures Boot Camp is hands-on green collar work. Program participants will work for a week in the Arcadia Management Area under the supervision of RINLA staff learning and doing meaningful work to repair and restore public lands including trail restoration, fire road clearing, tree and shrub pruning, and other entry-level forestry and horticulture work.

Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a certificate of completion and job placement assistance including the following:

  • Invitation to a resume-writing workshop
  • Access to RINLA’s members-only job board
  • Exclusive access to RINLA-member job fairs this summer

LEARNING TOPICS INCLUDE

  • Public land restoration and maintenance
  • Tool use and safety
  • Workplace safety training
  • Introduction to green industries and employment opportunities

POTENTIAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE

  • Arborist/Tree Care
  • Farming
  • Fine Gardening
  • Garden Centers
  • Greenhouses
  • Landscape Construction and Maintenance
  • Lawncare
  • Nursery Growing
  • Stone Masonry
     

YOU MAY BE AN IDEAL CANDIDATE IF YOU MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA

  • You are 18 years of age or older
  • You are able to lift up to 50 pounds
  • You love being outside and engaging with natural materials (plants, soil, wood, stone)
  • You can perform hard, physical work outdoors in summer conditions
  • You have access to reliable transportation
  • You are willing and eager to learn
  • You are enthusiastic and motivated to work in the green industry

SUPPORT SERVICES AVAILABLE

Skills for Rhode Island’s Future and its partners are committed to assisting qualified candidates overcome personal barriers to employment. Support services available for program participants may include (but are not limited to): 

  • Work-related clothing and equipment
  • Assistance with the purchase of gas and vehicle maintenances
  • Temporary childcare assistance
  • Temporary housing assistance

HOW TO APPLY

Visit: https://jobs.skillsforri.com/jb/Growing-Futures-Boot-Camp-Rhode-Island-Nursery-and-Landscape-Association-RINLA-Jobs-in-Providence-RI/5863824

Click “Apply Now” to submit your application. Applicants will be contacted and screened by a SkillsRI staff member.

Atlantic Lawn & Garden

Tree Care

Atlantic Lawn & Garden is seeking long term, full time help in our Tree Care Department.
We are seeking an experienced, reliable and motivated individual with knowledge in tree identification, hedge trimming and pruning, tree fertilization/treatments, tree pruning and removal, stump grinding, chipping.
Job responsibilities may include ground work and/or climbing. Must have a valid driver’s license, arborist license preferred.
We offer a variety of benefits, including professional licensing assistance, health and dental insurance and 401k with an employer match.
To apply, visit www.AtlanticLawnAndGarden.com/careers  

Kinder Brothers

2 Positions for Landscape Professionals

Samuel Kinder and Brother, Inc., a 130 year-old, family-run landscaping company seeks 2 hard-working, responsible individuals to join our team. We operate a 14-acre nursery and install our own trees at residential and municipal locations. 

Position 1—Landscape Professional
Your responsibilities will include:

  • Nursery maintenance
  • Digging and prepping trees for transplant
  • Driving trucks and towing trailers
  • Installing trees
  • Pruning and mowing
  • Clean-up

This position requires:

  • Experience in landscaping
  • Experience operating tractors and farming equipment
  • Reliable transportation to work
  • Clean driving record
  • Good physical health and ability to lift 50 lbs.

Benefits and pay:

  • This is a full-time, Monday-Friday position, 7 am-4:30 pm
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Overtime (paid at time-and-a-half) may be required during busy season.
  • Starting pay is $20/hr, or $22/hr if you have a CDL.

Position 2—Landscape Laborer

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Nursery maintenance and mowing
  • Digging and prepping trees for transplant
  • Driving trucks and towing trailers
  • Installing trees
  • Pruning and weed-whacking
  • Clean-up

This position requires:

  • Reliable transportation to work
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Clean driving record
  • Good physical health and ability to lift 50 lbs.

We prefer:

  • Experience operating tractors and farming equipment.
  • Experience in landscaping

Pay and benefits:

  • This is a full-time, Monday-Friday position, 7 am-4:30 pm
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Overtime (paid at time-and-a-half) may be required during busy season.
  • $15-$18 per hour depending on experience

Please send us your full name and work history to:
Kinder Brothers
162 Poppasquash Road
Bristol, RI 02809

kinderbro@juno.com

To learn more about our company, please visit www.kinderbro.com

Fieldstone Gardens

2 Full-time crew member openings

Fieldstone Gardens Inc., a Little Compton-based high-end residential landscape company, is seeking to employ two full-time (March-December) crew members, preferably with landscape construction experience, and must have a valid driver’s license.

Typical work duties will include plant installation, hardscaping, installing patios, walkways, lawn installation, opening gardens for spring (mulching, edging, pruning of shrubs, perennials) and closing of gardens in fall (we do not mow lawns). Applicants must also demonstrate strong teamwork abilities and cooperation.

$17-$25 per hour based on experience. CDL, Pesticide license, hydraulic lift license are a plus.

If interested, please contact:
Fieldstone Gardens Inc.
Owner Christopher Faria
Email christopherfaria2@gmail.com
Cell 401-413-2341

Staton's Landscaping

Part-time Landscape Estimator

Pay range: $16 – $18 based on experience 

Staton’s Landscaping is looking for a motivated and positive individual to help with landscape construction and maintenance estimates. This person will also be expected to assist the owner of the company or other employees in the office with different tasks. We are looking for someone who has a background in landscape maintenance and construction or has received some education in it. They will also need computer and math skills. 

Send resumes to: statonslandscaping@gmail.com

PO Box 984
West Kingston, RI 02892