Good News/Bad News
We’ve been pretty busy preparing for what promises to be a strong construction season across the State. Demand for training is higher than last year, especially for asbestos and hazmat training. That’s a good indicator that projects are moving forward from planning to bidding.
We’re also seeing interest from several workforce development organizations across, especially for programs that include multiple certifications, the idea being that someone who holds multiple certifications stands a better chance of getting hired and retained than others who may only hold a single certification. Agencies like the NYSED Access VR offer individual training stipends, which can be used for multiple certifications. Contact EEA if you’d like to learn more about how workforce development can work for you.
EEA is also contributing to several grant applications across the State for EPA Environmental Workforce Development And Job Training Grants. This funding supports local efforts to deliver environmental workforce development and job training programs that recruit, train, and place local, unemployed and under-employed residents with the skills needed to secure full-time employment in the environmental field, with a focus on solid and hazardous waste remediation, environmental health and safety, and wastewater-related training. Again, contact us if you’re interested in that.
Toward that end, we’ve developed two new multi-certification programs. The Environmental Technician track prepares individuals for careers in hazard investigation and monitoring with five certifications in asbestos, hazmat, lead, mold and safety. The Environmental Cleanup Specialist is designed for those pursuing opportunities in asbestos and lead abatement, mold mitigation and hazardous materials remediation. We’re offering the package at a significant discount against our normal prices. It’s a great deal.
We have another winner, Shane Brady, in our weekly raffle. Keep those entries coming!
We’ve received news links from colleagues this week that are worth sharing. Thanks to Steve Landfield for this article about EPA enforcement action in Rome, NY. Our friends at PACNY also weighed in with a couple newsworthy items on asbestos from Buffalo and Livingston County. Thanks, Chuck Frank of CRAL Contracting, for keeping up on your reading. That Buffalo article is pretty scary.
EEA has lots of great training in the pipeline. Check out these upcoming courses. We’ve also just finalized a 40 hr HazMat session in our Syracuse office over a two week period in mid-April. Great for those who can’t afford to take off the full week.
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