Durham offers free environmental job training

Jun. 19, 2013 @ 06:05 PM

Durham residents interested in receiving certifications needed for full-time employment in the environmental field should apply now for the City of Durham’s Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Program. 

The 12-week, free training program will teach the skills needed to secure full-time employment in the environmental field, including assessment and cleanup. This no-cost training will provide certifications that allow participants to qualify as environmental technicians for employment in the recycling, wastewater treatment, or construction industries.

Classes begin Aug. 5 and will meet from 12:30-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, on the main campus of Durham Technical Community College. Applications are now available on the City’s website at http://durhamnc.gov/ich/cb/oewd/Pages/Brownfield-Training-Program.aspx and are due by Monday, July 5, 2013, by 5 p.m.

Residents interested in speaking with city staff about this training program are invited to an information session set for on July 2 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Southside Community Outreach Center, 201 West Enterprise St.

For information contact Jason Wimmer, adult employment program coordinator with the City's Office of Economic and Workforce Development, by email at Allen.Wimmer@DurhamNC.gov or by calling (919) 560-4965, ext. 15218.