Environmental Job Training Program

About the Course

The Environmental Training Program is a two-week program that offers multiple certifications and training for entry-level positions in the environmental sciences and construction fields. A mandatory orientation is required prior to taking the class.

This program is Federally Funded by an Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Workforce Development and Jobs Training Grant and in conjunction with Clover Park Technical College, the City of Tacoma and Goodwill.

Get Certified for a New Career! Avg. Starting Salary $25.56/hr*

*Based on average wages from the April 2019 graduated class

Course Content & Certifications

  • 40 Hour HAZWOPER
  • Forklift
  • Flagger
  • First Aid / CPR

Pathway Training for Careers In

  • Environmental Remediation
  • Environmental Science
  • Construction + Materials Moving
  • Emergency Management

Am I Eligible?

  • Age 18 or older
  • Tacoma/Pierce County resident
  • Valid driver’s license (pref. WA)
  • Reliable transportation
  • HS diploma or equivalent
  • No felonies more recent than 7 years

*Veterans & Tacoma / Pierce County residents receive preferred entry


Apr. 15 – April 30

8:00am – 4:30pm

Saturday, April 24
8:00am – 4:30pm

Instruction takes place at Clover Park Technical College – Lakewood, WA

*Please review CPTC COVID-19 safety standards and requirements prior to attending class

Attend a Mandatory (Virtual) Orientation

Choose one:

March 29  11am-12pm      April 1  5pm-6pm
March 30  6pm-7pm          April 2  11am-12pm
March 31  1pm-2pm

1. Create an Account OR Log into your Goodwill Account
2. Choose “Environmental Protection-EPA” as your Program of Interest

*This program is limited to 15 students

What Companies Have Hired Graduates?

Julie Gentile EPA

Success Story

Julie Gentile

“I was terrified to lose my husband, turn 50, and figure out what I was going to do.” While donating some items she became more aware of the programs offered at Goodwill. Familiar with construction and the trades from her husband’s businesses, she thought the Environmental Training Program might be the right fit to launch her career. “I don’t want a dead end job, I want a career,” Julie said. She stepped into an orientation to learn more about the program and never looked back.



City of Tacoma
Clover Park Technical College