Unity In The Family Ministry, Inc. 
Dr. Calvin Avant, Pastor

615 N. W Street 
Pensacola, FL 32534
     
 Phone: (850) 433-9377 
Fax: (850) 434-9277

 
  Environmental Career Worker Training Program



Unity In The Family Ministry is conducting an Envi-ronmental Career Worker Training Program.  This pro-gram is sponsored by Dillard University’s Deep South Center for Environmental Justice who was awarded a grant by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences; to provide the ECWTP services.  The pro-gram will train individuals in asbestos & lead abate-ment, mold remediation, basic construction and weath-erization and Hazardous Waste Operations, OSHA regulations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER).   

The Environmental Career Worker Training Program is also being conducted in Houston, Detroit, and New Orleans. The Pensacola worker training initiative will be conducted at the Jolene Avant Center of Excellence; With Dr. Calvin Avant and Mr. Tony McCray spear-heading the project. The Jolene Avant Center is located  at 615 N. “W” Street Pensacola, FL 32505. Contact Dr. Calvin Avant or Mr. McCray at 850-433-9377 or email them at cavant1@bellsouth.net, Monday thru Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, for more Information. 

The worker training initiatives will occur at strategic sites across the Gulf Coast and throughout the country with training programs established in Houston, Detroit, Pensacola, Savannah and New Orleans. Dillard’s consortium of training sites will attract and provide training for over 500 participants. Through formal arrangements with HBCUs, community based organizations, unions and industry; Dillard’s program staff will provide environmental health and safety training for underserved populations as well as currently employed workers within environmental remediation and related fields.

Never before has there been such a program like the   Environmental Careers Worker Training Program offered by the Unity In The Family Ministry and Dillard University’s Deep South Center for Environmental Justice (DSCEJ). The program targets people from "at-risk" areas and offers them a different route to career choices by training in environmental remediation. The Environmental Careers Worker Training Program consist of a 12 week training program.  The program is divided into six weeks of basic skills training and six weeks of  Environmental Career Worker Training. 

Once program participants have successfully completed the six weeks of basic skills training, they will enter into the six weeks technical phase of training (pre-apprenticeship training). Training includes instruction in basic construction and weatherization skills, OSHA regulations, HAZWOPER, lead abatement, mold remediation, and hazardous waste and emergency response.  After completing the program students are fully certified and ready to begin work in the field.




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Unity In The Family Ministry, Inc.

615 N. W Street 
Pensacola, FL 32534

                                         Phone 850-748-0675                                         
 Fax 850- 479-3855
e-mail cavant1@bellsouth.net
www.unityinthefamilyministry.com

Background: Ben Tankard "You Will Know"