Environmental Workforce Training

Looking for Your Next Great Hire
Who wouldn't want their next employee to come highly trained and without the costly expense of training programs and downtime? But where can you find such a thing?
The City of Durham Office of Economic and Workforce Development has the solution: The only EPA Environmental Technician training program of its type in the Carolinas. This program is specifically designed to provide graduates core skills to meet industry demands for immediate placement in the environmental workforce.
Hiring a graduate can save you over $11,000 in training costs! Graduates receive a tremendous depth of training at a value of more than $11,000 that significantly reduces the hiring risk to a perspective employer.
Graduates receive training in the following components:
Course Title
Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator
44 (Certificate)
Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response
40 (Certificate)
Asbestos Worker Abatement
32 (Certificate)
Lead Worker Abatement
16 (Certificate)
Soil Water Management
Field Testing and Equipment
10 - Hour Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) General Industry
12 (Certificate)
Underground Storage Tanks
Confined Space Training
First Aid / CPR
8 (Certificate)
Technological Orientation and Awareness
Field Observation
Environmental Data Analysis
Human Resource Development - Job Readiness (Not EPA Funded)
Total 240
In addition, these graduates receive training in a variety of job readiness skills - skills designed to make them better employees.
Recruitment Events
Recruitment events are scheduled after each of the 3 training cohorts.

Dates & Location
The recruitment event dates are:
  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015 (Register by April 20)
  • Wednesday, November 18, 2015 (Register by November 13)
  • Friday, May 20, 2016 (Register by May 13)
All 3 events will be from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. at Durham Technical Community College's main campus in the Phail Wynn, Jr. Student Services Center (Building 10 on campus map) in the Multi-Purpose Room on the main floor near the bookstore. Parking is available in Lot F on Lawson Street. View a campus map (PDF)

Employers will be provided time at the start of the event for a short presentation of their company prior to the career fair portion.

To register for the recruitment events, email J. Graber. Also, contact us if you are not able to attend the recruitment events and would like to learn more about the training and how to recruit this talent base.

Partnership for Success
Training is made possible by a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to the City of Durham. Training is conducted by Durham Technical Community College.
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