In cooperation with Building Trades Unions, community-based organizations and others, CPWR assists vulnerable and disadvantaged workers by enhancing their life skills and employment opportunities in hazardous waste work at designated 1910.120 sites around the country.
The goal of the Environmental Career Worker Training Program (ECWTP) is to train, certify, and secure jobs for economically disadvantaged workers living in the communities surrounding U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund National Priority’s List sites and Brownfields sites. The training programs include adult literacy; environmental worker training, education, and certification; and fundamental Building Trades-certified construction training. Pre-apprenticeship and life skills training for economically disadvantaged workers provide opportunities for long-term and well-paid employment in the construction and/or environmental cleanup industries.
Environmental Career Worker Programs are currently underway in the following cities:
- East Palo Alto, CA
- Flint, MI
- New Orleans, LA
- St. Paul, MN
For more information, email Steve Surtees, ECWTP Director.