Good news for New Yorkers:
The Environmental Protection Agency is investing $14.3 million in green jobs training in New York.
A large portion of this money comes from the Environmental Protection Agency for Brownfields job training, with $2 million coming from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The hope is to ensure a strong environmental benefit while providing more economic opportunities to underserved areas.
Lisa Garcia, regional administrator for EPA Region 2, said people can learn job skills while participating.
“The job training program allows a variety of certifications where they learn valuable and really high-level skill sets,” she said, “which include lead and asbestos abatement, hazardous-waste operations and emergency response, mold remediation, like I said, environmental sampling and analysis.”
This year’s funding was higher thanks to a five-year commitment from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Garcia said she is hopeful the brownfield job training program will receive the same amount of money when it comes up for renewal. Read the full article on Public News Service.
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