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NEW! City of Durham Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training

Training made possible by a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency EPA to the City of Durham, NC. The Training is conducted by Durham Technical Community College (DTCC). Participants will qualify for entry-level positions within the Environmental Technology field, such as general construction, wastewater plant operators, and environmental techs. They will also be provided certifications and technical skills training that will enable them to seek employment in related job markets such as asbestos abatement and HAZWOPER certifications. and are due by Monday, July 5, 2013, by 5 p.m.

M-F Begins August 5
12 weeks
12:30 – 4:30 p.m. Main Campus

Training is non-paid, at no cost to participants, and comprised of the following components:
Course Title Hours
Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator 44 (Certificate)
40-Hour HAZWOPER 40 (Certificate)
Asbestos Worker Abatement 32 (Certificate)
Lead Worker Abatement 16 (Certificate)
Soil Water Management 16
Field Testing & Equipment 12
10- Hour OSHA General Industry 12 (Certificate)
Underground Storage Tanks 8
Confined Space Training 8
First Aid/CPR 8 (Certificate)
Technological Orientation and Awareness 8
Field Observation 8
Environmental Data Analysis 4
Human Resource Development –Job Readiness (Non EPA Funded) 24
Total 240


  • 18 yrs of age or older     
  • Valid NC Drivers License Preferred or NC State I.D
  • H.S. Diploma/G.E.D.       
  • Ability to lift 25lbs and perform work outside
  • Resident of Durham Preferred

Note: Background checks including: driving records and drug tests will be conducted by employers.  Due to the nature of some jobs, criminal backgrounds and serious driving offenses will limit employment.

Interviews will be scheduled upon submission of completed applications. The application deadline is 5 p.m., July 5. Read the application.

If you have questions contact:
Jason Wimmer
City of Durham
919-560-4965, ext 15218


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