Green Opportunities to hold training program graduation, Nov. 8

Press release from Green Opportunities: 

Asheville non-profit Green Opportunities (GO) will hold its 2017-2018 graduation ceremony on Thursday, November 8 at 5:30 pm in the Arthur R. Edington Education & Career Center gymnasium, located at 133 Livingston Street in Asheville. The event is free and open to the public.

At the event, GO will celebrate the accomplishments of its 2017-2018 job training program graduates. GO will recognize all students who completed the Kitchen Ready, Southside Construction, YouthBuild and Ready to Work training programs during the past year, as well as those students who earned their GED®, secured employment, or achieved other important personal or professional goals.

“We’re excited to showcase the many milestones our training program participants have achieved during the past year,” says J Hackett, Executive Director at GO. “We hope the community will come out to cheer on and wrap their support around these hard-working individuals. This year is also GO’s 10th anniversary, so there is much to celebrate.”

As with past ceremonies, a graduate representing each of GO’s training programs will deliver an address on behalf of their class. Additionally, Working Wheels, a local organization that transforms donated cars into working wheels for working families, will be donating at least one vehicle to a GO student at the ceremony.

Light refreshments will be served in the Edington Center lobby from 5:30-6:00, with the ceremony beginning at 6:15 in the gymnasium. The event is being catered by GO graduates: hors d’oeuvres by Iindia Pearson (Miss P’s Cateringz & Delicious Dogz), and cake by Shana McDowell (AVL Cake Lady).

This graduation is made possible with the generous support of First Tennessee Bank, Mountain Bizworks, and Lenoir-Rhyne University.

For more information, contact Gwen Hill at (828) 398-4158 x112 or


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