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U.S. EPA to hold information sessions for free environmental job training program in Rialto, Calif.

Release Date: 06/17/2014
Contact Information: Nahal Mogharabi, mogharabi.nahal@epa.gov, 213-244-1815


Local residents will learn skills that can lead to jobs cleaning up Superfund site

LOS ANGELES -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is offering job readiness training to local residents for environmental jobs that will aid in the cleanup of the Rockets, Fireworks and Flares Superfund site in Rialto, California. As part of the free job training program, participants will be trained in pre-employment skills, hazardous waste operations and emergency response and CPR/First Aid.

The agency will be holding information sessions for this job training program on June 19th and 20th at the Rialto Senior Center.

The Superfund Job Training Initiative (SuperJTI) is a job readiness program that provides free training and employment opportunities for citizens living in communities affected by Superfund sites. EPA creates partnerships with local businesses, universities, labor unions, community and social service organizations, and other federal agencies to address local workforce issues. EPA’s goal is to help communities develop job opportunities and partnerships that remain long after a Superfund site is cleaned up.

Approximately 400 trainees nationwide have participated in this program and 80% of trainees have been placed in a variety of jobs such as environmental technicians, material handlers, and heavy equipment operators.

What: Information Sessions to learn more about EPA’s SuperJTI program

When: Information Sessions will be held on:
Thursday, June 19,
2014 at 1:00 p.m.
Friday, June 20, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

Where: Rialto Senior Center
1411 S. Riverside Ave.
Rialto, CA 92376

** To register for any of these information sessions, please contact: (909) 680-7916 or email rialtocitycleanuptraining@gmail.com

For more information on the Superfund Job Training Initiative, please visit: http://www.epa.gov/superfund/community/sfjti/

For more information on the Rockets, Fireworks and Flares Superfund Site, please visit: http://yosemite.epa.gov/r9/sfund/r9sfdocw.nsf/ViewByEPAID/CAN000905945


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