General Information

The GIW Portal is a free service for the Green Industry to help train employees, potential employees, and students wanting to gain certifications and licenses or the knowledge needed to improve their lives and careers.

Sign in and start training » Or register for free access to course materials.

July 05, 2017
Integrated Pest Management Certification Program

When: July 5-7, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Where: Pelham Civic Complex

These classes are concurrent, you must choose one or the other.

No cost for ALSDE Ag teachers and ALDOT DBEs. Only $75 for industry professionals. Tuition includes study guides, reference books, refreshments, certification exam and industry certificate upon passing the exam.

July 11, 2017
Specialty Crops Certification Program

When: July 11-13, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Where: Pelham Civic Complex

These classes are concurrent, you must choose one or the other.

No cost for ALSDE Ag teachers and ALDOT DBEs. Only $75 for industry professionals. Tuition includes study guides, reference books, refreshments, certification exam and industry certificate upon passing the exam.

July 26, 2017
Urban Forestry Certification Program

When: July 26-28, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Where: Aldridge Gardens, Hoover

These classes are concurrent, you must choose one or the other.

No cost for ALSDE Ag teachers and ALDOT DBEs. Only $75 for industry professionals. Tuition includes study guides, reference books, refreshments, certification exam and industry certificate upon passing the exam.

October 02, 2017
Urban Forestry Certification Program

When: October 2-4, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Where: Orange Beach

These classes are concurrent, you must choose one or the other.

No cost for ALSDE Ag teachers and ALDOT DBEs. Only $75 for industry professionals. Tuition includes study guides, reference books, refreshments, certification exam and industry certificate upon passing the exam.

Hosted by Auburn University at Montgomery

The GIW Portal is hosted by Auburn University at Montgomery and content will be added as needed to help the industry and educators. Live training and testing may be scheduled during the year, but at this time is limited to the Appalachian Region of Alabama. Partnering sponsors, willing to supplement training costs, may schedule the training anywhere outside of Alabama's ARC Region.

Locations For Live Training

We are proud to announce that our new “brick and mortar” home is the Pelham Civic Complex and we will be offering lots of one-day classes and multi-day expos and programing over the years. The facility is beautiful and offers seating for 15-500 attendees and is a perfect location for business meetings and company educational programming. Let me know if I can help you with arranging any meeting at the PCC. We will continue to offer many live classes throughout the southeast at various locations, so stay tuned.

May 26, 2017

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Landscape Services, Inc.

Landscape Sevices, Inc. is currently looking to make some permanent hires for up to 3 to 5 people. The positions include Installation, Maintenance, and Chemical. If interested, contact wnewton@Isialabama.com.

May 26, 2017

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Lawyers Lawn Service

Lawyers Lawn Service in Shelby County is looking to hire immediately for full time employment. We need team players who are punctual, have good work ethic, are not afraid of hard work, and present themselves in a prfessional manner. Must be physically able to perform job tasks required. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable about mowing, trimming, edging, blowing, pruning, and be able to work in a timely, yet efficient manner.

Prior experience in the landscape maintenance field preferred. If interested, please contact Ryan Lawyer at 205-238-4315.

February 08, 2017

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Grounds Technician I

Wind Creek Montgomery is currently seeking a Grounds Technician I who performs routine and extensive preventative maintenance and repair procedures as directed on grounds, turf grass, pavements, walkways, amphitheater, ponds, swimming pools and fountains. This is an entry level position.

Purpose:

Our genuine engagement and positive energy provide guests, especially women, an escape from their ordinary world into our exciting fantasy world of play, chance, and possibility. With this contribution, we give them a feeling of belonging and importance.

Value System:

Our Enthusiastic commitment to our purpose inspires and empowers us to do everything right, have fun, and be the best.  We will be recognized fairly, elevating our levels of personal accountability, and focus on our customer.  The resulting creation of wealth will grow opportunities for all.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs work outdoors and some tasks may be performed regardless of weather conditions.
  • May require working while exposed to loud noises, dirt, dust, tobacco smoke and foul odors.
  • Work is characterized by the necessity for considerable physical exertion, by close daily contact with unpleasant materials.
  • Operates edgers, lawn mowers, tractors, spreaders, fertilizers, aerators, and other motorized machinery.
  • Work involves heavy lifting and exposure to fumes, chemicals and other noxious odors, machinery with moving parts and noise.
  • Maintains, cleans and dresses the facility and grounds including pools, buildings exterior, outside structures and parkway areas.
  • Applies chemicals, as directed to clarify and sanitize swimming pools, brushes and cleans all pool surfaces.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Job Requirements: (please ensure you meet the listed requirements prior to applying)

  • High School diploma or GED required or currently enrolled and successfully complete a GED program within six (6) months from start date as a condition of continued employment
  • Must be twenty-one (21) years of age or older
  • Commercial or Municipal grounds maintenance and/or landscaping experience of at least six (6) months required
  • Must have and maintain valid state-issued operator driver’s license
  • Must have good hearing and eyesight.
  • Must have ability to read, write and understand English.
  • Willing to work odd and irregular hours including nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Willing to travel and participate in training as recommended or required
  • Must have a Tribal Gaming License (or the ability to obtain and maintain a license) as a requirement for this position
  • Must have willingness and ability to work in a smoke/secondary smoke environment

For more information: crsanchez@windcreekhospitality.com

 

Backed by professionals, national, state and local associations, schools, colleges, and government entities

The GIW Portal has been created and will be sustained by a large group of supporters, listed on the "Sponsors and Partners" page. If you want to attend live classes, schedule a class in your area, or would like to help support the GIW efforts, please contact: GIW Educational Director, Fred Kapp: fred.kapp@giwportal.org or 205-862-2588.