Job Training for HazMat, Environmental Cleanup Jobs

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The federal government will send $200,000 over three years to the Northwest  Regional Workforce Investment Board to  train 42 students in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) hazardous waste operations, lead and asbestos abatement, landfill and wastewater treatment facility operations, brownfields cleanup, removing underground storage tanks, solar installation, weatherization, oil spill cleanup or HAZMAT transport.

The students eligible for the free program must be unemployed.

The agency’s goal is to place 40 of the 42 graduates in environmental jobs, a higher placement rate than many of the other grantees.

The Environmental Protection Agency has sent money to localities for this kind of training since 1998, and more than 71 percent of the roughly 11,000 graduates have found jobs in environmental fields, the agency said.

 

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