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Create 50 New Jobs in Impoverished Miami areas

by EcoTech Visions
Create 50 New Jobs in Impoverished Miami areas
Create 50 New Jobs in Impoverished Miami areas
Create 50 New Jobs in Impoverished Miami areas
Create 50 New Jobs in Impoverished Miami areas
Create 50 New Jobs in Impoverished Miami areas

Summary

EcoTech Visions will incubate green businesses which will create 50 new green tech jobs and 30 green scouts externships in poverty stricken neighborhoods in Miami. The unemployment rate in these impoverished zones is 37%. This high unemployment has led to systemic poverty for children and families. . EcoTech's business fellowship program will take unemployed men and train them and assist them in creating green tech businesses, which will provide employment opportunities.

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4
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Challenge

Impoverished zones in Miami have an unemployment rate of 37%. The unemployment rate is even higher among African American men. High unemployment leads to systemic poverty in these neighborhoods. Opa Locka, West Little Rivers and Model City are 3 areas that Eco Tech Visions is targeting. African American men in these areas will be given the opportunity to apply for a fellowship which will train them and make them eligible for employment in a green tech light manufacturing business.

Solution

Eco Tech Visions has identified several carbon neutral manufacturing companies to house in it's incubator/accelerator. Eco Tech will provide fellowships for unemployed men which will convert them into green tech workers. The fellows will have an opportunity to work in Eco Tech's green tech businesses or start their own green tech business, which support from Eco Tech Vision. Additional, Eco Tech will provide sales and marketing externships for college students and recent college graduates.

Long-Term Impact

Eco Tech will create 50 new jobs and 30 externships by year 2. Additionally, the green tech business launched by the fellows has the potential to create additional job opportunities, thereby reducing unemployment in these highly impoverished zones.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Organization Information

EcoTech Visions

Location: Miami Shores, FL - USA
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Twitter: @EcoTechVisions
Pandwe Gibson
Project Leader:
Pandwe Gibson
Miami Shores, FL United States

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