Environmental Safety and Remediation Training Program Available

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The Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network’s no cost, hands-on Environmental Safety and Remediation Training Program is now available, with a new class starting February 28, 2011.

Eligible participants can develop skills and knowledge by preparing for career opportunities in the Environmental Science and Green Industries. Program includes certifications for Hazardous Waste Worker Protection and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER 40); 30 Hours of Occupational Health and Safety Administration Training (OSHA 30); CPR/First Aid; Asbestos Abatement; Lead Abatement; and Mold and Moisture Control. Individuals will also enhance their industry skills, knowledge and certifications; to assist in the job search effort, participate in life skills, resume writing and interview techniques workshops, and receive physical fitness and nutrition instruction. Successful candidates will receive job placement assistance.

Eligible participants must be between the ages of 18 – 30, have a valid California driver’s license (or the ability to obtain one), and must have reliable transportation. Priority will be given to those who live in areas immediately impacted by Brownfields and within the cities of Long Beach, Signal Hill, Lomita, and Torrance.

Prior registration in the Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network is required.

To register, please bring the following information to your first visit:

  • State ID / Driver’s License AND Social Security Card
    OR School ID Card (with birth date) AND Social Security Card
    OR School ID Card (without birth date) AND Social Security Card AND birth certificate
    OR U.S. Passport AND any proof of Social Security Number (Social Security card, school printout).
  • If applicable, bring unexpired Permanent Resident Card (Green Card).
  • Males born on or after January 1, 1960, must be registered with the Selective Service. For information call (847) 688-3117 or visit www.sss.gov.

The Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network, which is administered by the City of Long Beach, is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation, please call 562.570.3738 or TTY 562.570.4629, at least 72 hours prior to event.

For more information about Network job seeker and employer services call: 562.570.WORK, Toll Free 800.292.7200, TTY 562.570.4629 or visit www.pacificgatewayworkforce.com

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