Project Title & Description
Bridgeport Environmental Workforce & Job Training Program
The project provides funding for The Workplace, Inc. to recruit, train, and place unemployed and underemployed residents of Bridgeport, Connecticut in environmental careers with skills needed to safely conduct remediation work at solid waste and hazardous-waste sites, as well as appropriate training in wastewater and chemical safety. The Workplace, Inc. will offer 8 weeks of training (up to 320 hours) based on career goals and previous training/experience. All participants will complete OSHA 30 and Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER 40) as required by the grant. The Workplace commits to train a total of 55 students and place 87% of them (48) in environmental jobs.