Apply Now: No-Cost Environmental Job Training Program Starts January 2018

By on September 20, 2017
No-Cost Environmental Job Training Program

Updated to reflect new class start date of January 3, 2018.

St. Louis Community College, in partnership with Saint Louis University’s College of Public Health and Social Justice, Center for Environmental Education and Training, is offering a no-cost six week training program for those interested in a career in environmental remediation. Apply now for the class starting January 3, 2018.

Recruiting information sessions will be held at the William J. Harrison Education Center, 3140 Cass Ave., St. Louis, Missouri. Anyone interested should call 314-539-5296 and leave their name and phone number. Information sessions are scheduled weekly (except Thanksgiving and Christmas weeks).

The Environmental Job Training Program helps residents take advantage of the jobs created by the assessment, cleanup, and redevelopment of environmentally impacted properties and structures in the St. Louis Metro region, as well as other environmental remediation sites.

The program provides you the opportunity to obtain Missouri and Illinois Licenses for:

  • Lead Abatement Worker
  • Asbestos Abatement Worker

You will also receive Nationally Recognized Certifications, including:

  • OSHA 10 Hour Safety and Health for the Construction Industry
  • 40 Hour HAZWOPER (Hazardous Materials Handling)
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Lead Renovator, Repair and Painting

The core training program includes 222 hours of instruction in 40-hour HAZWOPER training, 10-hour OSHA construction safety training, first aid/CPR training, environmental sampling and monitoring, mold remediation, lead and asbestos abatement work, storm water management, ecosystem restoration, and additional OSHA fall protection, excavation and trenching, and permit required confined spaces training. Participants who complete the training program will earn two state and 16 federal certifications to perform environmental work.

You must be able to attend class Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The six week training classes are free and all books and training materials are provided.

To qualify for a job in this industry you must be at least 18 years or older; possess a current valid driver’s license; have a high school diploma or GED; be eligible for employment in the United States; and pass a drug test.

Apply now for the upcoming class starting January 3, 2018.

For more information contact Rene Dulle at 314-539-5296. Additional program information.

“Brownfields job training programs are a win-win for communities impacted by hazardous waste sites,” said Scott Pruitt, U.S. EPA administrator. “These job training programs can touch and change lives by providing valuable and marketable skills that also help protect our environment.”

“I’m glad to see the EPA recognize the great work that St. Louis Community College is doing to recruit and train students for good-paying jobs,” said U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO). “STLCC has a strong record of placing program graduates in high-demand fields, and these additional resources will give more students the skills they need to secure their future and improve their communities.”

Funding for this program is provided with financial assistance from the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. For more than two decades, EPA’s EWDJT program has helped put people to work by building a skilled workforce across the country. The program awards competitive grants to nonprofit organizations and other eligible entities to recruit, train and place unemployed and underemployed individuals. Individuals completing the training have often overcome a variety of barriers to employment. Many are from low-income neighborhoods. The training programs also serves dislocated workers who have lost their jobs as a result of manufacturing plant closures, as well as minorities, tribal members, transitioning veterans, ex-offenders and other individuals who may have faced barriers to employment.

About Richard Schumacher

Richard Schumacher is the technology manager for the Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College. He connects, designs, and applies technology to meet business user needs with eLearning, training, web content, instructional design, IT system, and performance improvement solutions. Richard has held various Microsoft Certifications since 1993. Learn more about Richard by following him: LinkedIn - Twitter - Articles - Email

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