Solid Waste and Emergency Response
Action 16 – Create an Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Program
The OSWER Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) Program will bring together community groups, job training organizations, educators, labor groups, environmental contractors, investors, lenders, developers, and other affected parties to address the issue of providing environmental employment and training for residents in communities impacted by contaminated properties. The Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization (OBLR) will be the lead office on this Action, and will:
- Work with the other OSWER program offices to identify ways to get contractors involved in OSWER cleanup programs to support and hire graduates of the EWDJT programs and to gain input on types of training that should be offered.
- Continue to collaborate with the Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation (OSRTI) on ways to partner with Superfund JTI during Fiscal Year 2010 and Fiscal Year 2011 projects.
- Create a website to support the OSWER Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Initiative.
- Develop and publish a Request for Applications for the Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Initiative.
- Develop a hiring and tax incentive brochure to be distributed to assessment and cleanup grantees and to be posted on the website, promoting local hiring initiatives.