Organization Helps Homeless And Unemployed Get Traiining

- LITTLE ROCK, AR-- The Arkansas Construction Education Foundation is aiming to help homeless and others unemployed with job opportunities.

The money for the program comes from a grant by the Environmental Protection Agency, so there is no cost to the trainee.

The foundation is offering training skills for people to become environment technicians.

"We are also giving them the opportunity to clean up property within their community and it also adds tax base for our communities," said planner Steve Schaeffer.

The training is being conducted at ACEF’s training facility at 4421 West 61st Street, in Little Rock. The next round of job training will begin on Monday, March 3. The deadline for applications to enroll in the program is Tuesday, February 25, 2014.

Those selected for the program will receive training in courses such as: Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER), Asbestos Worker Training, Your Role in the Green Environment and Confined Space Entry.

Upon completion of the four-week, 124 hour program, the graduates will carry certifications and certificates of completion that will qualify them for jobs in the environmental and green construction fields

Contact Brenda Winston at (501) 682-8038 for information and application procedure.

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