Cincinnati training program lands grads jobs

It's dirty work but somebody has to do it.  That's why the city of Cincinnati provides a free brownfield job training program to qualified people so they can become experts in dealing with lead, asbestos, mold and other hazardous substances. The eight-week job training program, funded by an EPA grant, just graduated 11 people who are now qualified environmental field technicians.
 
In two previous EPA-funded programs, 136 people graduated, 87 of whom are now working for some 40 employers. "It’s not just about handing out some free training; it’s about giving people - willing to work hard - a hand up," says Bonnie Phillips, one of the program's coordinators.

Writer: David Holthaus
Source: Bonnie Phillips, City of Cincinnati
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