Creating Equitable Career Pathways in Urban Forestry
Employers are desperate to fill a labor shortage on the front lines in urban forestry, yet struggle to source and retain a sustainable workforce. Few employers have successfully tapped into the supply of workers in communities with the lowest tree canopy cover, which tend to have higher rates of unemployment. In this webinar, Sarah Anderson will present American Forests' efforts to address the shortage nationally through Tree Equity: Career Pathways, an initiative to build the capacity of urban forestry pre-employment programs and facilitate cross-sector partnerships that will ensure a sustainable workforce into the future. Devon Buskin will share how The Greening of Detroit has successfully connected low-income and underemployed Detroiters to careers in urban forestry for more than a decade through its Detroit Conservation Corps program. Whether you represent an urban forestry employer, are curious about running your own pre-employment program, or simply feel committed to creating an equitable and diverse work force in urban forestry, join this session for more on closing the urban forestry labor shortage gap in your area.
Sarah Anderson, American Forests
Devon Buskin, The Greening of Detroit