Iowa Western Community College is one of only 15 workforce development organizations in the nation to receive job training funds from the EPA. The college will receive the $200,000 grant on September 30th. The funds will be used to train unemployed and underemployed residents of Omaha and Council Bluffs on how to clean up contaminated sites.
Ina Square is a Job Training Coordinator for the EPA. She says once they have the grant, Iowa Western will recruit students, set up a curriculum, and hire instructors. The core training program includes 152 hours of instruction.