Work2Live WELL

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The Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ “skills accelerator training” program.

Work2Live WELL is a personal and professional development program with a fast-track entry into the important career world of the environment and natural resources that combines technical skills and training to ensure a solid foundation for employment and success.

Working in partnership with private businesses, nonprofits, universities and others, the Work2Live WELL program will offer selected individuals the opportunity to receive unique training in multiple areas. The program is designed to offer exposure, opportunity and training in several emerging fields and sectors.

Detailed field training plus classroom sessions, one-on-one mentoring and assistance is followed by opportunities to interview for employment with a private or public employer. Participants will gain important life and technical skills necessary to succeed and thrive in any field.

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Locations and Skills Training

The 2019 program will be located in Baltimore City and offer two seperate training tracks.

Three students in the woods learning about tree care.

The Land & Environment track will include skills training relating to:

  • Forestry/Tree Care
  • Environmental Restoration
  • Land Management

Students learning about construction.

The Land & Marine Construction track will include skills training relating to:

  • Concrete, tile, & drywall
  • Dredging & small machinery
  • Blueprints & design

Each participant will be paired with an individual mentor throughout the program for additional professional support.

Training period: February 28 - May 1, 2019

The trainings take place over five days/week, eight hours/day. A bi-weekly stipend will be paid to participants who meet expectations of commitment and responsibility. Course materials, equipment/supplies and uniforms are also included free of charge.

Ideal candidates must be 18+ years old, pass a drug screening, and have physical fitness sufficient to continuously perform strenuous activities (climb ladders, carry a minimum of 50 lbs, etc.). Applicants will be accepted based on their desire to work and positive attitude and ability/interest to learn a new trade.

Check out our Work2Live Well Photo Gallery as well as the Maryland Natural Resource Magazine article: Green Jobs, Bright Futures.

How to Apply

Application period: January 8 - February 19, 2019

To apply:

Attend an interest session at Civic Works, Tuesdays at 1 p.m.
3501 Brehms Lane, Suite B
Baltimore, MD 21213

Graduation: May 2, 2019

Mentors Wanted

Work2Live WELL participants will need mentors to help guide them through this personal and professional development program. Mentors help with long-term thinking rather than offering a detailed road map of do’s and don’ts. They help mentees think through the issues, be a source of wisdom and act as a personal advocate to an emerging professional. Click here for a printable Flier with more information about the Mentorship and to get a link to the interst form.

Partners and potential employment opportunities include:

  • Ecotone Inc.
  • Ex-cel Tree Experts
  • Environmental Concern
  • Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Maryland Environmental Service
  • Mead Lawn & Tree Care
  • Ruppert Landscape
  • Underwood & Associates
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This project is funded by the State of Maryland's EARN Maryland Grant Program, which is administered by the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.


For more information on the Work2Live WELL program, please contact Trystan Sill at or 410-260-8103.​