This fall, Dillard University in New Orleans will offer free job training in hazardous waste management to residents of New Orleans. The program, housed at Dillard’s Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, is funded by the National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences. It will provide instruction in environmental cleanup techniques, mold remediation, lead and asbestos abatement, and green construction techniques.
The free program runs from September 2 to November 14. Candidates must be at least 18 years old, though they need not have a high school diploma or GED. A stipend, bus tokens (if required) and lunch will be provided to participants.
There are similar training programs in hazardous waste management at five other universities across the United States. Dillard University in the only historically Black universities participating in the training program.