Free Environmental Workforce Training 2019

Help revitalize our communities.

Sign up to participate in our LA Corps EPA Environmental Workforce Training.

Be one of 60 “Brownfields” Program trainees to participate in this year’s FREE environmental workforce job development training, funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and led by the LA Corps.

“During the Brownfields training we learned about the removal of hazardous materials and safety practices when doing the job to protect ourselves and others. The experience was great, especially when doing hands-on training, which was my favorite. I’m looking forward to a long-time career as a heat and frost installer.”

– LA Corpsmember Esteban, Program Graduate

About the Training

  • Earn certifications and learn skills to secure employment in the environmental field.
  • 6 week training program includes lecture sessions and interactive, hands-on trainings
  • Training topics include: environmental remediation, hazmat, lead renovation and repair, mold remediation, OSHA, CPR/first aid, asbestos abatement, refinery education and other useful skills.
  • Note 2019 dates below for each separate training topic.

Minimum Requirements

  • Aged 18 years or older
  • Unemployed or under-employed
  • Self-motivated and committed to becoming employed
  • Ability to pass a pre-enrollment drug screening
  • Interest in the Trades
  • Seeking a career (not just a job) in the environmental field
  • Valid drivers Licenses (desired)

2019 Training Dates

Training sessions are held from 7:00am – 3:30pm each date unless notified otherwise.

  • 40-hour HAZWOPER Certification: Monday, May 6- Friday, May 10
  • 32-hour Asbestos Abatement Certification: Monday, May 13- Thursday, May 16
  • CPR/First Aid Certification: Friday, May 17
  • Cal/OSHA General Industry Standards Certification: Tuesday, May 28- Wednesday, May 29
  • 16 hour Mold Remediation (techniques and methods for clean-up): Thursday, May 30- Friday, May 31
  • 8 hour Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting: Monday, June 3
  • Alternative Energy: Tuesday, June 4
  • 24-hour Lead Abatement Worker Certification: Wednesday, June 5- Friday, June 7
  • 16 hour Confined Space Entry Awareness Training: Monday, June 10- Tuesday, June 11

Community Collaborators

The LA Corps collaborates with partner organizations to place program graduates in jobs after the program, including:

  • Canoga Park-South Valley WorkSource Center,
  • Heat & Frost Insulators Local 5 Joint Apprenticeship Trust,
  • GRID Alternatives and
  • IQ Personnel

Our Expertise

This training program is led by the LA Conservation Corps, a local nonprofit known for its hands-on workplace training to prepare young adults with marketable knowledge and skills to secure promising career pathways to success. Since 2005, the Corps has continued to be one of a handful of organizations nationwide to partner with the EPA to train underemployed and unemployed adults in the environmental field.

Contact Us

Reach out to us with questions or for help registering for training.

Denise Haynes,
Program Manager
323-224-2550 ext. 532

LA Corps East LA Site
1020 South Fickett Street
Los Angeles, CA 90023

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