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Food Day, Healthy Food Drive – Thru 10/24

Blue Island’s Model Communities Coalition hosts 1st Annual, Food Day Healthy Food Drive From Oct 10-24, we’ll be collecting healthy, non-perishable food items for local food banks. Food Day is about expanding access to and promoting SAFE & HEALTHY foods, while reducing diet-related disease. So, Please read labels and avoid items with high fructose corn syrup, heavy sugar, and high sodium levels. ... Read More »

Renovation, Repair, and Painting Course

Homeowners: are you working with certified contractors? Tradesmen: want to be certified, but couldn’t afford the costly training? Federal Law requires those working on homes built before 1978 to be certified for lead-safe practices. As a service to the local trades, the City of Blue Island in partnership with OAI, Inc.will be hosting a Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Certification course. A special class ... Read More »

Free Deconstruction Training for Contractors

Are you a licensed contractor or apprentice? Do you think you need more skills to compete in today’s job market? You might be eligible for 2 weeks of FREE hands-on training that will help you: • Learn basic deconstruction techniques on a residential structure • Expand your career/business opportunities in the emerging deconstruction industry • Be a part of the green jobs movement • Earn a training stipend ... Read More »

Free Green Job Training from Delta Institute & OAI

Are you an unemployed or underemployed construction worker? Do you think you need more skills to compete in today’s job market? You might be eligible for 12 days of FREE classroom and on-site training that will help you: • Prepare for careers in weatherization, hazardous waste operations, and lead-safe work practices • Earn the certifications you need to qualify for employment • Receive additional assistance ... Read More »