GABIDDC’s Mike Jackson is working with the district Department of Employment Services (DOES) operation and is determined to stand up the Workforce Training courses necessary for apprenticeships and work opportunities at the Walter Reed Redevelopment Project, sooner rather than later. If approved Workforce Training Courses will include (once all i’s dotted and t’s crossed):
- (BCE- 102) – course for concrete finishers
- Environmental Remediation Course (developed Previously)
When we get more detail we’ll give you more concrete news and contact information. We are trying to stand these classes up as soon as possible, rather than later. DOES Announced on September 5th 2017:
“The D.C. Infrastructure Academy will give D.C. residents the chance to learn the nuts and bolts of what makes our city run,” Bowser said.
Mike hopes to operate his piece before the main temporary campus is created. We at GABIDDC have been working towards this capability for more than 2 years. If approved the Workforce Training Courses offered by the Academy will teach:
“Everything from utilities to transportation and logistics to operations and green technologies — and ensure that they are first in line when it comes to securing the infrastructure jobs of today and tomorrow.”
Initially, starting in 2018, they are planning to operate the academy out of an “interim location east of the Anacostia River” until a permanent location can be completed. They will be able to pay participants 9$ an hour to attend the training. If all goes as planned.