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Start a green-collar career

Green-collar jobs include career opportunities in industries that prioritize environmental sustainability and conservation efforts.

Find your next step

Green collar jobs in NYC are expected to grow to 400,000 by 2040.

Apply to these free programs to train for a job in the green sector.

Train for a job in energy efficiency

Solar One Green Workforce Program

Now enrolling.

Education, certifications, hands-on experience in sustainable construction, building operations and maintenance, HVAC, energy efficiency and solar PV

  • Services Provided Apprenticeships and job training
Learn more about Solar One Green Workforce Program

Get paid to work on sustainability initiatives

Green City Force by NYC Housing Authority (NYCHA)

Now enrolling.

Work within NYCHA communities to grow and distribute fresh produce, build sustainable green infrastructure, and reach residents with sustainability programs.

  • Services Provided Internships and fellowships
  • Duration and Length 6 months, full time
  • Support Provided Unlimited monthly Metrocard, uniform, education grant, and other support.
Learn more about Green City Force

Paid job training to work on NYC's rooftops

NYC °CoolRoofs by NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) and NYC Mayor's Office of Climate and Environmental Justice (MOCEJ)

This 10-week paid training program offers hands-on experience making NYC rooftops more energy efficient.

  • Services Provided Apprenticeships and job training
  • Duration and Length Flexible, early mornings or weekends
Learn more about NYC °CoolRoofs