Job Training and Reentry
Roots of Success is the foundation of many workforce development programs. Roots of Success is used in job training and reentry programs throughout the country, serving youth and adults who have been failed by the education system and/or face barriers to employment.
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Roots of Success:
- Engages students and focuses on student success
- Develops communication, scientific inquiry, critical thinking, and problem solving skills
- Frames environmental issues in relation to employment opportunities
- Promotes professional behavior
- Familiarizes students with 150+ green jobs and career pathways
- Graduates earn an Environmental Educator Certificate
- Includes Instructor’s Manual, Student Workbooks, Multimedia Content, Supplemental Resources
- Ongoing technical assistance for instructors
- Green Jobs & Career Pathways Guidebook
- Modular and Adaptable
Roots of Success integrates environmental literacy with job readiness to prepare youth and adults for jobs and careers in the green economy.
What Students Say:
feel more prepared for a job interview
feel more comfortable talking about environmental issues
What Instructors Say:
familiarized and prepared participants for green jobs and career pathways
say it motivated students to conserve resources
Roots of Success makes an impact at the individual, organizational, and institutional level.
Participant Success Story
What Instructors Say
“Roots of Success gave me inspiration, guidance, and the know how to navigate towards where and what I want to be.”
“Roots gave me my passions and it drew me to environmental work.
“Employers who hire Roots of Success graduates are increasingly choosing them over candidates who have not taken the course. The curriculum provides a competitive advantage that helps employees and companies achieve their goals.”
Roots of Success is accessible to those with limited education and inspires previously incarcerated individuals to create positive change in their communities after release.
Participant Success Story
“After 14 years of incarceration, this curriculum gave me the tools needed to be employable in the green industry. Now I’m building healthy communities and saving people money. Roots of Success was a major part in this powerful transformation.”
Roots of Success is giving people reentering the workforce the confidence they need to achieve their goals.
How it Works
Why Programs Need Roots of Success
Asian Neighborhood Design’s Employment Training Center in San Francisco, CA uses the Roots of Success curriculum to ensure that their graduates have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to become “ambassadors of green” in the construction field, and to also share that information with friends, family, and other people in their community.
Jerry McDaniels is also a graduate of the Employment Training Center at Asian Neighborhood Design. He was a part of the last cohort to graduate from the program in October of 2012 and looks forward to putting the knowledge and skills he gained through the course into practice as he reenters the labor market.
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