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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Missouri Job Center is now accepting applications for the EPA training program announced earlier this year. The Green for Greene training program is funded by a $200,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) program. The three year grant will provide two classes with 28 students each a variety of the certifications needed for high paying "green" jobs.
The following certifications were chosen for the program based on the local need expressed by area employers: OSHA HAZWOPER; OSHA 10; Environmental Sampling and Monitoring; Trenching and Excavation; Confined Space; Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting; Lead Abatement Worker; Asbestos Worker/Handler; Stormwater Management; Forklift Driver; First Aid/CPR; and Commercial Driver License (CDL).
The first, five week class will begin in February 2017 with the second class starting in February 2018. Information sessions are being held at the Missouri Job Center and the Fairbanks through January 2017 for those interested in applying. Those interested in the program are encouraged to attend an upcoming information session and follow the Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/GreenforGreene. The list of upcoming information sessions and locations is available in the event section of the page.
The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and Missouri Job Center serve the counties of Christian, Dallas, Greene, Polk, Stone, Taney, and Webster. The Ozark Region boasts three Missouri Job Center locations (Springfield, North Springfield, and Branson), as well as a Mobile Career Center. The Ozark Region has a long history of working with job seekers and businesses to meet the workforce needs of our community.
For more information, please call Megan Short at 417-841-3386 or Isaac Weber at 417-841-3361. Additional information regarding Ozark Region Missouri Job Center services is available online at www.springfieldmo.gov/careercenter.