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RainWise Contractor Academy, September 1 – November 19, 2020

September 1, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Apply by July 31st at 5:00 p.m.: http://bit.ly/RainWiseAcademy

Program runs from September 1st to November 19th with classes held remotely by computer on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-8pm. 

SPU is offering 48-hours of free training to help you become an independent contractor for Seattle’s RainWise Program. RainWise contractors run their own businesses installing rain gardens and cisterns on private property in the City of Seattle. Selected applicants will receive 48-hours of intensive training over 12 weeks. 

Class size is limited to 20 prospective contractors who will be trained in:

 – Small business skills and managing the many demands of small business ownership

 – Working with government agencies

 – The RainWise Program – how it works for contractors and customers

 – RainWise design, siting and construction of rain gardens and cisterns

 – And much more!

 Interested? You should meet the following requirements:

 – Be a minimum of 18 years old

 – Have a high school diploma or GED equivalent

 – Have a driver’s license and access to a vehicle

 – Access and use a smartphone, tablet and/or computer

 – Currently own or have experience working in a landscaping or contracting business, and are willing and able to

 start your own business

 – Be able to:

      > Be licensed and bonded in Washington state

      > Work outdoors in a variety of conditions

 For more information, please contact Bob Spencer with questions: bob.spencer@seattle.gov or 206-684-4163

 Apply by July 31st at 5:00 p.m.: http://bit.ly/RainWiseAcademy

 Selected applicants will be contacted for a phone interview in early August. 

 RainWise is an official program sponsored and supported by The City of Seattle and King County, and RainWise contractors are considered essential businesses by the state of Washington. People of color, women and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. You can find out more about the RainWise program at 700milliongallons.org/rainwise


September 1, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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