WASHINGTON — The Obama Administration — through the Environmental Protection Agency — awarded more than $6.2 million towards workforce development in 21 minority communities.
The investment seeks to provide underprivileged populations the same degree of protection as their wealthy counterparts.
In addition to providing marketable skills, part of the grant funding will help place newly trained workers into available employment.
The Moral Liberal Reports:
Program participants will master valuable skills such as “environmental site sampling” and “green building techniques” as well as “construction and demolition debris recycling” and “energy auditing and weatherization.” Graduates will use their skills to improve the environment and people’s health while supporting economic development in their communities, according to the EPA. Ideal candidates are “hard to place residents that live in the disadvantaged communities that will benefit the most through these projects.”