Worker Training Program

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  • Worker Training

Since 1995, our Worker Training Program has served the community for through programs funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. 

Through our unique Training Consortium, we conduct programs designed to provide model occupational safety and health training for workers.

Funded by:

Our Team

Dr. Nicole Ford

Assistant Director of Operations & Training

Bruce McClue

Technical Training Mgr., Worker Training Program

Kim Dunn

Technical Training Director, Worker Training Program

Barbara Shelby

Wrap Around Service Facilitator, Worker Training Program

    What We Do

    In response to community interest in creating employment opportunities for residents in cleaning up environmental hazards, the DSCEJ developed and has conducted worker health and safety training since 1995.

    Hazardous Waste Worker Training Program (HWWTP)

    HWWTP works in partnership with unions, first responders, city governments, and small and minority businesses, among others, to ensure that workers become and remain certified – so that workers are active participants in improving work site safety conditions.

    Environmental Career Worker Training Program (ECWTP)

    ECWTP delivers comprehensive training to those in disadvantaged & underserved communities for occupations in areas of environmental remediation.  These areas include among others, environmental restoration, OSHA, construction, weatherization, hazardous materials / waste handling and emergency response.

    By the Numbers

    Years of Training


    Job Placement

    Program Graduates Placed in Jobs (2023)

    Classes Delivered

    Training Locations

    Our worker training takes place at 4 sites delivering comprehensive worker training to increase the number of underrepresented and disadvantaged minority adults employed in the fields of environmental restoration, hazardous materials and construction. 

    Training Sites:

    • Deep South Center for Environmental Justice (New Orleans, LA)
    • Bullard Center for Environmental & Climate Justice at TSU (Houston, TX)
    • Green Door Initiative (Detroit, MI)
    • Unity in the Family Ministry (Pensacola, FL)

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