SANTA FE ― Santa Fe Community College will present an information session on the New Mexico Environmental Job Training Program at 6 p.m. July 19 in Room 212 on the campus, 6401 Richards Ave.
The five-week intensive training is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, Sept. 10 through Oct. 12 at the college. An Environmental Protection Agency grant will cover the training costs for unemployed, underemployed or low-income applicants who are accepted into the program.
Graduates of the program will receive federal and state recognized certifications such as, but not limited to: Hazardous Waste and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER), 40 hour; CPR and first aid; fork lift operator, and OSHA Construction Standards, 30 hour.
To apply you must meet the following criteria: be able to attend all five weeks, be 18 or older, able to lift at least 30 pounds, be unemployed, underemployed or low-income (see guidelines on the website).
Veterans are encouraged to apply. Space is limited and applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Participants who successfully complete the program are eligible for job placement assistance. Most entry-level positions offer benefits with an average starting wage between $12 and $16 per hour.