Green Industry Web Portal
|American Tree's Jim Paramore teaching the Urban Forestry Certification Program in Hoover.
The Green Industry Web Portal is a project to help Alabamians in the Appalachian Regional Commission
to gain industry certification and state licenses to increase their knowledge base, ability to obtain employment and to
legally operate a Green Industry business in Alabama.
Urban Forestry Certification Program
Aldridge Gardens, Hoover,
October 2-4, 2017
Orange Beach, AL
This is a great three-day, intensive class, taught by industry experts, that
requires lots of effort and study time!
an industry certificate awarded after passing exam.
The UFCP is an excellent first step toward other industry certifications including the ISA
Certified Arborist and the Alabama Tree Surgery License.
Thanks to grant
and foundation funding and industry support,
the program is No-cost for ALSDE Ag Teachers,
$50 for current AUFA members and $75 for non-members.
CEUs for ISA, TCIA and RF are also awarded.
Start your UF Certification studies early by accessing the free videos at www.giwportal.org and contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a free study guide.
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Some of the many books attendees will receive in our AUFA/Green Industry Web Portal classes.
The GIW partners include the Appalachian Regional Commission, Alabama Department of Agriculture and
Industries, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Alabama Department of Transportation, Tuskegee University, Alabama State
Department of Education, Auburn University - Montgomery, Alabama Forestry Association, Professional Grounds Management
Society, Alabama Urban Forestry Association, Greater Birmingham Association of Landscape Professionals, Daniel Foundation
of Alabama and many industry suppliers, vendors and Green Industry companies.
Grant Results: during the grant
period ending January 2017, over 3,500 high school Ag teachers and industry members attended live classes, over 1500 recertified
ISA, Registered Forester, Forest Pest Control and other licenses, 600 plus gained an ISA, pesticide license
or industry credential. The credentialed Ag teachers are now teaching the Urban Forestry and Landscape Management content
to their students to encourage them into a Green Industry career.
If you would like to offer a location
in the Alabama ARC for live training, or help sponsor or partner in our efforts, please contact Fred Kapp, Educational Director
@ 205-862-2588 or email@example.com and we will be happy to have your support!
Note: for more information
about upcoming GIW Portal classes or to see the many Urban Forestry training videos, go to www.giwportal.org!
Counties in Alabama's Appalachian Regional Commission include:
Bibb, Blount, Calhoun,
Chambers, Cherokee, Chilton, Clay, Cleburne, Colbert, Coosa, Cullman, De Kalb, Elmore, Etowah, Fayette, Franklin, Hale, Jackson,
Jefferson, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Macon, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan, Pickens, Randolph, St. Clair,
Shelby, Talladega, Tallapoosa, Tuscaloosa, Walker, and Winston