The Green Impact Zone will host its seventh Essential Employability Skills (EES) training beginning on Sept. 9. The free, weeklong training helps unemployed and underemployed people with job preparation skills. Those who successfully complete the program are entered into the zone’s jobs pipeline and referred to openings with area employers. While there is no guarantee of employment, participants learn skills necessary for seeking employment and becoming productive employees, including resume writing, interviewing, work ethic and proper attire.

One unique aspect of this EES training session involves a partnership with the Metropolitan Energy Center (MEC) and other agencies to provide environmental remediation and abatement classes for interested students. After completing the five-week MEC course, students will finish with a week of EES training. These students will receive certificates of completion for both the MEC and EES training.

Participants must arrive on time, dress in business attire and demonstrate professionalism each day in order to graduate. Since the Green Impact Zone began offering EES training in 2011, more than 100 residents have graduated from the program. To sign up for EES training, call