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Learn about New Mexico Environmental Job Training Program


Santa Fe Community College will present an information session on the New Mexico Environmental Job Training Program at 6 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 22) in Room 213 on the campus, 6401 Richards Ave. The five-week intensive training will run Jan. 22-Feb. 23 at the college. An Environmental Protection Agency grant will cover the training costs for unemployed, underemployed or low-income applicants who are accepted into the program.

Graduates of the program will receive federal- and state-recognized certifications such as Hazardous Waste and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER), 40 hours; CPR and first aid; fork lift operator; and OSHA construction standards, 30 hours.

Find out more about the program and apply online at

Applicants must meet the following criteria: able to attend all five weeks; be 18 or older; able to lift at least 30 pounds; and be unemployed, underemployed or low-income (see guidelines on the website). Participants who successfully complete the program are eligible for job placement assistance. Most entry-level positions offer benefits with an average starting wage between $12 and $16 per hour.

For additional information, contact Janet Kerley at or call Evelyn Gonzales at (505) 428-1866.