Environmental Job Training
Through our advocacy work with EPA earlier this year, we were able to help the City of Rialto partner with the agency to establish a job training program aimed at helping prepare young adults in Rialto for employment opportunities in the hazardous waste cleanup industry. The Superfund Job Training Initiative (SuperJTI) program combines extensive classroom instruction with hands-on training exercises for each participant. SuperJTI graduates have the technical skills to work on a broad range of construction, environmental remediation, and cleanup projects at Superfund sites. EPA offers SuperJTI training through its Technical Assistance Services for Communities (TASC) contract, which provides training and independent technical assistance to communities. TASC provides assistance to communities affected by hazardous waste sites regulated by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), commonly known as Superfund, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Rialto’s first SuperJTI class was graduated this past summer and participants have already begun accepting job offers.