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Environmental Technician Training Spring 2018


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

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Environmental Technician Training Spring 2018

  1. 1. Environmental Technician Training Information Session
  2. 2. Environmental Workforce Development & Job Training (EWDJT) Program Brownfields Job Training or EWDJT Grants are funded through the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide: • Environmental training for residents of brownfields communities • Opportunities for employment • Skilled, certified technicians for employers working in environmental cleanup
  3. 3. Carlisle Works: The Need • Between 2008 and 2010, three major industrial sites in Carlisle, the IAC (Masland) factory, Carlisle Tire & Wheel, and Tyco, shut down • 63 acres of vacant and contaminated properties • Need to redevelop and revitalize northwest quadrant of Carlisle
  4. 4. Carlisle Works: Carlisle Urban Redevelopment Plan • Remediation of contaminated sites • Roadwork • Stormwater management • Green space, residential, and retail space • Jobs for area residents
  5. 5. Environmental Workforce Development & Job Training Program Partners • Redevelopment Authority of Cumberland County • The Borough of Carlisle • HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College • Employment Skills Center
  6. 6. Environmental Technician Training Program Participant Qualifications • Resident of Cumberland County • 18 years or older • High school diploma or equivalency • Valid driver’s license • Access to reliable transportation • Must take basic skills reading and math assessments
  7. 7. Environmental Technician Training Program Application Process • Visit Employment Skills Center, 29 S. Hanover St., Carlisle • Complete application, scholarship response, and review program code of conduct • Complete reading and math assessments (takes approximately 3 hrs.) • Complete interview with program coordinator (by appointment) • Upon acceptance into program, complete all intake paperwork
  8. 8. Environmental Technician Training Program Second Session Schedule Where: Employment Skills Center, 29 South Hanover St., Carlisle Select dates held at HACC’s Harrisburg campus Field trips to local work sites When: Work-readiness skills Monday, February 26 – Thursday, March 1, 9:00 am–12:00 pm Environmental Technician Training March 5–April 13, Monday–Friday 8:00 am–5:00 pm & Saturday April 7 Third session will be offered June 11–August 8, 2018
  9. 9. Environmental Technician Training Topics Include: • Introduction to Environmental Science • Introduction to the Brownfields Project • Soils & Groundwater • Chemical Safety • GIS (geographic information system) for Environmental Technicians
  10. 10. Environmental Technician Training Topics Include: • HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response) 40 hour OSHA training conducted for one week at HACC’s John J. Shumaker Public Safety Center
  11. 11. Environmental Technician Training Topics Include: • OSHA 30 for Construction • Site Assessment • Sample Planning • Drilling/Soil Sampling Demonstration • Field Sampling
  12. 12. Environmental Technician Training Topics Include: • Remediation Technology • Introduction to Toxicology • Green Remediation • Underground Storage Tanks and Leak Protection • Waste Treatment • Storm Water Management
  13. 13. Environmental Technician Training Topics Include: • Confined Space • Forklift Certification • Lead Paint Inspector Training • Asbestos Inspector Training
  14. 14. Environmental Technician Training Graduates Will Earn these Credentials! • HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response) 40 hour OSHA training • Confined Space Entrant/Attendant & Supervisor Certification • Lead Based Paint Inspector Certification • Asbestos Inspector Certification • Forklift Certification • OSHA 30 for Construction • HACC Certificate of Non-Credit Course Completion
  15. 15. Program Graduates Are Prepared for Employment or Higher Education Potential Jobs Include: • Environmental Technician • HAZWOPER Technician • Lead Paint & Asbestos Inspector • Brownfields Remediation Technician • Land Use Planning/Redevelopment Technician In a similar program held in Dauphin County in 2010-2012: 46 out of 60 participants found employment. 2 went on to study environmental science.
  16. 16. Next Steps • Stop by Employment Skills Center, Monday through Thursday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm to fill out an application and complete math and reading assessments. The assessments take up to 3 hours—you may complete them over more than one visit if needed. • Meet with the EWDJT Program Coordinator for an interview. • The most qualified applicants will be selected to participate. • Questions? Call Callie Hazan, ESC Workforce Development Coordinator, at 243-6040 x 4429.