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1 Grantee Mid-Year Update Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training April 20, 2015 Facilitated by: Glo Hanne and Mike Senew

2 Joe Bruss U.S. EPA Headquarters Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization

3 News from Washington: Status of the EWDJT Program – Joe Bruss (OBLR) 3 ♦ Support for the program remains steady with little budget fluctuation anticipated ♦ Emphasize Environmental Training and Provide Multiple Certifications ♦ Program Expansion »Are there training areas you’d like to see supported that aren’t currently available?

4 News from Washington: Status of the EWDJT Program (cont.) – Joe Bruss (OBLR) 4 ♦ Reporting, Reporting, Reporting! »http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/pubs/job-training-reporting-form-9-30-2013.pdfhttp://www.epa.gov/brownfields/pubs/job-training-reporting-form-9-30-2013.pdf ♦ Documenting the Success of the Expanded EWDJT Program »Brownfields Conference EWDJT Publication underway »NIEHS Economic Impact Analysis »Market Your Accomplishments »Invite Your Elected Officials to Graduation Ceremonies

5 News from Washington: Status of the EWDJT Program (cont.) – Joe Bruss (OBLR) 5 ♦ Leveraging Resources and Other EPA Grant Funding ♦ Facilitating Placement of Graduates at OSWER funded/supported sites

6 Ann Carroll U.S. EPA Headquarters Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization

7 Office of Brownfields & Land Revitalization (OBLR) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency HMTRI EWDJT Grantee Mid-Year Update April 20, 2015 Ann Carroll, MPH

8 Resources for Improving Communication with Prospective Employers ♦ The Information Loop ♦ Mapping and Showing the Picture ♦ Be the future you want to see 8

9 Resources for Improving Communication with Prospective Employers An Information Loop ♦ EPA HQ Brownfields Listserv To subscribe to the Brownfields List Server send a blank email message to: ♦ brownfields-subscribe@lists.epa.gov brownfields-subscribe@lists.epa.gov ♦ EPA Regions Press office – Contact Regions ♦ State Brownfields/Voluntary Cleanup Program – mailing list, newsletter, listserv ♦ Brownfield partner connections – Housing, Community Development, Planning…. 9

10 Resources for Improving Communication with Prospective Employers Expand the Information Loop ♦ Collect the data and tell the story! ♦ Teach others about the EWDJT program, your trainees and brownfield resources ♦ Forge connections between students, employers, business and communities ♦ Be indispensable – help trainees, partners, funders, legislators and business create success 10

11 Resources for Improving Communication with Prospective Employers Map the Brownfields and Share the Picture ♦ Envirofacts http://www.epa.gov/enviro/http://www.epa.gov/enviro/ ♦ EPA Cleanups in My Community http://www2.epa.gov/cleanups/cleanups- my-community ♦ Environmental Justice (EJ) View http://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/ mapping.html 11

12 12 ♦ State Voluntary Cleanup program information http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/state_tri bal/state_map.htm ♦ Tribal Response Programs http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/state_tri bal/tribe_progs.htm ♦ State and Tribal news and success stories http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/state_tri bal/news.htm Resources for Improving Communication with Prospective Employers

13 Community Information and Mapping Forge Connections to Tell the Story 13 US Government – ♦ Data.gov - http://www.data.gov/ http://www.data.gov/ ♦ Employment and Wage data - http://www.bls.gov/cew/map_application.htm http://www.bls.gov/cew/map_application.htm ♦ Census, Industry Statistics Portal http://www.census.gov/econ/isp/sampler.php?naicscode=23&naicsl evel=2 Other Providers and Organizations ♦ Policy Link http://policylink.info/EDTK/Mapping/Why.html http://policylink.info/EDTK/Mapping/Why.html ♦ ESRI http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis/community-maps- program/ http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis/community-maps- program/ ♦ Google https://sites.google.com/site/mapyourworldcommunity/ https://sites.google.com/site/mapyourworldcommunity/

14 14 “The best way to predict your future is to create it” ― Abraham LincolnAbraham Lincoln The Future of Your Program and Trainees

15 15 Brownfields 2015, Chicago, September 2-4, 2015

16 Mollie Dowling OAI, Inc. Chicago, IL

17 PLACEMENT ISSUES FROM A LARGE CITY PERSPECTIVE CHICAGO Mollie Dowling, Executive Director

18 75% of reported OAI-Chicago placements to date are ex-offenders.

19 Former felons are repeatedly forced to re-live their conviction through an unfair and negative stereotype that not only denies them a fair chance for employment, but often makes it impossible to obtain an interview with an employer.

20 Systemic profiling in the building trades has been built into the construction industry

21 UnionFacts.comUnionFacts.com has stated that since 2000, there have been over 4,200 complaints filed against unions for racial discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission. In some cities, it is a bigger problem than in others. However, the one area where union racism seems to rear its ugly head the most often is with the construction trade unions, where African Americans are often excluded from work.

22 CHALLENGES FINDING ADEQUATE TRANSPORTATION TO EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES OUTSIDE OF THE CITY LIMITS LIMITED EDUCATION LEVEL EFFECTS CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS

23 Pamela Scherer Florida State College at Jacksonville Jacksonville, FL

24 Pam Scherer / Program Manager (904) 633-5933 / pscherer@fscj.edu Jorge Gutierrez / Program Coordinator (904) 633-5967 / j.a.gutierrez@fscj.edu

25 o Audience: Urban Core o Employers included in Program Planning:  Employer Advisory Committee Meeting  City of Jacksonville’s Brownfields Coordinator  Project New Ground

26 Employers that hire our students o Staffing agencies o City contractors o Utility companies o Local and national environmental remediation companies o Recycling Companies

27 Initial contact with the employers that Initial contact with the employers that may hire graduates may hire graduates o Employer advisory committee meeting o Attended Superfund Site Contractor’s meeting o Key partners within Career Source o Graduates give back to the program o The Brownfields Toolbox o The Craigslist o City of Jacksonville Compliance Officer o Attended various type of meetings & events

28 Advice for Grantees who are struggling with job placement o Strong screening and selection process o Driver’s License o Staffing agencies o Participants willing to travel o Front line supervisors o Staff members that have prior HR experience o State & City Brownfields Program o Folder of resumes / Environmental Technology o Classroom “on the spot” interviews o Recruit from job fairs

29 Lynn Zender Zender Environmental Health and Research Group Anchorage, AK

30 Zender Environmental Health and Research Group http://www.zendergroup.org Tel: 907-277-2111 Fax: 1-877-335-6780 400 D St. Suite 200, Anchorage AK 99501 Rural Alaska Community Job Training Program RACEJT

31 Placement Challenges Rural Alaska means completely off of the road system State Wide Recruitment

32 Region/Employer/Project Needs Regional Corporations and Federally Recognized Governments Local Environmental Departments

33 Job Lined Up Unemployed and Under Employed Additional points in the application process We can offer ourselves as reference

34 94% Placement Rates Class of 2012 Class of 2013 Class of 2015

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36 Glo Hanne HMTRI, Eastern Iowa Community Colleges 563.441.4081 ghanne@eicc.edu


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