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  • #lifechange: Environmental Career Worker Training Programs

    Thursday, December 12, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    403 B
    Panel Discussions
    Track 4: Community Engagement and Environmental Justice
    Two NIEHS-funded Environmental Career Worker Training programs in Los Angeles and Chicago will unpack their unique approaches to weaving together life-changing programming that simultaneously addresses environmental justice, workforce and renewable energy economic development. Leaders from Chicago and LA will describe their efforts to recruit women and people of color into the blooming solar PV sector as well as into construction trades and environmental remediation. The discussion will include strategies for high-impact job training programs on long-term community resiliency and will highlight remarkable success stories. Conference participants can expect to learn best-practices for effective training among low-resourced community members, strategies for collaboration and the specific role of renewable energy programming.
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