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 free six-week training program for those interested in a career in environmental remediation. Class groups begin Feb. 23 and April 13.
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 offers participants the opportunity to obtain Missouri and Illinois Licenses for lead and asbestos abatement.
Participants also will receive nationally recognized certifications, including:
- OSHA 10 Hour Safety and Health for the Construction Industry
- 40 Hour Hazardous Materials Handling
- First Aid and CPR
- Lead Renovator, Repair and Painting
The program also includes training in underground storage tank remediation, ecosystem restoration, environmental technologies, and mold remediation.
Classes will be conducted 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. All books and training materials are provided. To qualify for a job in this industry, individuals 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.
For more information, contact Rene Dulle at 314-539-5296.