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Toledo brownfield training program to graduate 20 students with job certifications

On Monday, March 10, 2014 at 11am, 20 candidates will graduate from the City of Toledo’s - Brownfield Job Training Initiative in environmental remediation, demolition and construction. Mayor D. Michael Collins will attend the ceremony to award certifications to each of the participants.

This program was made possible through a $200,000 grant the city received for workforce development and job training in 2012 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Students in the program were required to attend class for eight hours each day for four weeks in order to complete the certificate programs. Owens Community College and The Source Northwest Ohio partnered with the city to provide the training.

Those who completed the course work will receive certifications in hazardous waste operations and emergency response, general industrial safety, asbestos abatement, and lead awareness and deconstruction techniques. The certifications qualify them to work on Brownfield redevelopment projects, including local efforts to remediate properties such as the Overland industrial park, UpTown Green, Plabell Rubber, Textileather, Unitcast, Haughton Elevator and Riverside Hospital.

Following the graduation ceremony, participants will have an opportunity to meet with potential employers currently working on Brownfield redevelopment projects in the Toledo Region.