These are links to the class sessions that are part of the Green Skills Training Program. The documents and webpages that you find here contain all of the materials that have been handed out in class or a useful additional resources that may be of value to you.
All of the items that you have received in class are included on the topic and date noted below. The materials should help you to explore the presentation topics in a bit more detail. Enjoy!
GREEN SKILLS CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
The ‘Green Skills Certificate’ is awarded to individuals who have completed the Green Skills Training Program, offered by Regreen Springfield, and have successful passed a peer-reviewed competency examination developed by the Urban Natural Resources Institute, an initiative of the US Forest Service located at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst.
The examination, which is only available to participants in the Regreen Springfield Green Skills Training Program. The exam consists of 100 questions from course materials, and is administered approximately four weeks following the completing of the training program. Review sessions are conducted by Regreen Springfield staff in order to help students prepare for the examination. A passing grade of 70 points is required to achieve the Green Skills Certificate.
The examination consists of questions on materials that are presented in the Green Skills Training Program, including all lecture notes, PowerPoint slides, presentations, online resources and information contained in the Green Skills Technical Resource Manual, noted below. Multiple choice, True and False, Matching and Essay questions may be included in the exam.
CERTIFICATE REVIEW RESOURCES
Green Skills Technical Resource Manual – Courtesy of the Massachusetts Association of Landscape Professionals.
Sample Study Quiz – Contains typical questions related to Green Skills Training Program.
VIRTUAL JOB FAIR
Look at the Virtual Job Fair to find the latest job openings for landscape and green industry workers in the Springfield area. Check back frequently, since this page will be update regularly. Click Here to access the Job Fair.
SPRING 2018 GREEN SKILLS TRAINING SESSION
The following schedule of classes will be delivered during the Summer and Fall 2017. Unless noted, all classes will take place in the Third Floor classroom at Regreen Springfield, 1 Federal Street, Springfield, MA.
- April 4th – 5th SOIL SCIENCE
- April 11th – 12th PLANT BIOLOGY
- April 18th – 19th PLANT INSTALLATION AND CARE
- April 20th LAB – TREE PRUNING AND PROBLEMS
- April 25th – 26th PERENNIALS, BULBS, AND ANNUALS
- May 2nd – 3rd PLANT IDENTIFICATION
- May 4th TREE IDENTIFICATION
- May 9th – 10th PLANT HEALH CARE (PHC) – INSECTS
- May 16th – 17th PLANT HEALTH CARE (PHC) – DISEASES
- May 23rd – 24th PLANT HEALTH CARE (PHC) – IPM
- May 30th – 31st TURF DISEASE AND PEST MANAGEMENT
- June 6th – 7th TURF MANAGEMENT
- June 13th – 14th LANDSCAPING 101
- June 20th – 21th FINAL EXAM / CAREER FAIR