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Free Environmental Technician Training in Cumberland County

The Redevelopment Authority of Cumberland County has secured an EPA grant to provide three sessions of Environmental Technician Training. The FREE classes will be held at Employment Skills Center in Carlisle with select specialized training dates held at HACC’s Harrisburg campus. HACC will provide all technical training and instruction while Employment Skills Center will provide work-readiness instruction, classroom space, and program support. The project aims to prepare local residents for employment in the remediation of Carlisle’s vacant industrial sites (brownfields) and other jobs related to environmental remediation and cleanup throughout Cumberland County.

The first session will be held February 27 through April 28, 2017. The second cohort will begin in July 2017, and the third cohort will begin in March 2018. This program is a unique opportunity to develop job skills, earn credentials, and explore the field of environmental science. Graduates of the program will be prepared for a variety of jobs related to the cleanup of environmentally contaminated sites or for further studies in environmental science.

Eligibility Requirements include:

  • 18 years or older
  • Resident of Cumberland County
  • High School Diploma or Equivalency
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Reliable transportation
  • Must take basic skills reading and math tests

Those who complete the program will earn the following certifications:

  • HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response) certification
  • Confined Space Entrant/Attendant & Supervisor
  • Lead Based Paint Inspector certification
  • Asbestos Inspector certification
  • OSHA 30 for Construction
  • Forklift certification

This program is free for participants! Please spread the word about this great opportunity to earn credentials that lead to good-paying jobs and further training in the environmental sciences.

Two information sessions are scheduled for January:

January 4—1:00 to 2:00 pm at the Cumberland County CareerLink, 1 Alexandra Ct., Carlisle

January 5—6:00 to 7:00 pm at Employment Skills Center, 29 South Hanover St., Carlisle

Learn more with their flyer here: ewdjt-flyer

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