Released: February 27, 2019
Santa Fe Community College will present two information sessions on the New Mexico Environmental Job Training Program at 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. March 6 in JCI Building, Room 101 on the Northern New Mexico College campus, 921 N. Paseo de Oñate in Española. The free five-week intensive training will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, May 20 through June 21, at NNMC in Española.
An Environmental Protection Agency grant will cover the training costs for unemployed, underemployed or low-income applicants who are accepted into the program.
Graduates of the program will receive federal and state recognized certifications such as, but not limited to: Hazardous Waste and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER), 40 hour; CPR and first aid; fork lift operator, and OSHA Construction Standards, 30 hour.
Find out more about the program and apply on line at: https://www.sfcc.edu/programs/environmental-job-training/. This program is supported by the EPA’s Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) grant (JT-01F39901-0).
To apply you must meet the following criteria: Be able to attend all five weeks, be 18 or older, be able to lift at least 30 pounds, be unemployed, underemployed or low-income (see guidelines on the website). Veterans are encouraged to apply. Space is limited and applicants may be accepted on a first-come, first- served basis.
Participants who successfully complete the program are eligible for job placement assistance. Most entry-level positions offer benefits with an average starting wage between $12 and $16 per hour.
For additional information, contact Janet Kerley at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Evelyn Gonzales at 505-428-1866.
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