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Green Opportunities Names J Hackett as New Executive Director

J Hackett with Cycle 13 Kitchen Ready graduates Stephen Hammond (L) and Jevia Nesbitt (R). Credit Green Opportunities.


Green Opportunities (GO) is pleased to announce the selection of Mr. Joseph “J” Hackett as Executive Director effective Thursday, February 9, 2017. Mr. Hackett was selected from a pool of 89 candidates nationwide that applied for the position.

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GO’s “Table Service Essentials” Wait-Staffing Class Begins February 21 — Apply Today!

Recruitment is open for Green Opportunities’ wait-staffing training program, Table Service Essentials. This one-of-a-kind course prepares students with the skills and hands-on experience needed to launch a career in Asheville’s thriving restaurant service sector. The course is free for income-qualified students. Apply here.



The training program, which begins on Tuesday, February 21, is led by A-B Tech instructor Tim Tizzano, a veteran of the restaurant service industry with over 25 years of front-of-house experience.

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What’s in the Works for 2017? Here’s a Preview of the Year Ahead at Green Opportunities.

GO’s Cycle 14 students with volunteers from the Asheville Covention and Visitors Bureau during this month’s training program orientation. 


This month, GO launched the 14th cycle of our GO Kitchen Ready and GO Build training programs, as well as the first cycle of a new soft skills training and employment program, Ready to Work.

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