1998 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Career/Pro <cpro@igc.apc.org>
Date: Tue, 07 Apr 1998 14:46:54 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: San Francisco NIEHS Minority Worker Training Job Fair
April 8 Fair Will Match Up Students With Jobs

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)-Minority
Worker Training Program will hold a job fair April 8 to help match up
students and graduates from San Francisco with prospective employers.
The young people in the program come from many San Francisco
neighborhoods, including Bayview Hunters Point, Visitacion Valley, the
Mission District, Chinatown, the Western Addition, Oceanview, Merced and

The job fair will be held at the City College of San Francisco's Evans
Street campus, 1400 Evans St., 2nd Floor, Room 227 between 9 a.m. and 2
p.m. Companies interested in participating in the job fair can contact
Lanita Hopkins, the program's job developer, at 415-239-7645.

The NIEHS-Worker Training Program -- funded by the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency's Superfund program -- is part of a national program
to recruit and train young people living near hazardous waste sites or
contaminated properties for work in the environmental field and general
construction. Nationally, the program is administered and supported by
the Laborers-AGC Education and Training Fund. In San Francisco, the
consortium that operates the San Francisco NIEHS-Minority Worker Program
includes Chinese for Affirmative Action, Ella Hill Hutch Community Center,
Mission Hiring Hall/South of Market Employment Center, Young Community
Developers and the San Francisco Urban Institute at San Francisco State 

The goal of the program is to place young people of ethnic minority
background from San Francisco in jobs related to environmental cleanup
and/or construction. The program includes training in job readiness,
general construction, hazardous materials handling, asbestos removal and
lead abatement, as well as job placement assistance. At the conclusion
of training in late April, students will receive nationally recognized
certification in asbestos removal, lead abatement and hazardous waste

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