Environmental Job Training Program

Program temporarily closed

About the Course

The Environmental Training Program is a six-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

  • OSHA 10 Construction Safety
  • 40 Hour HAZWOPER
  • Forklift / Scissor Lift
  • Asbestos Removal
  • Chemical Safety
  • Lead RRP
  • 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
  • Pass a required drug screening test
  • Perform at acceptable level on a basic math/reading assessment (CASAS Test)
  • No felonies more recent than 7 years


Apr. 21 – May 29

8:00am – 4:30pm | Monday-Friday

Clover Park Technical College

Lakewood, WA

Veterans & Tacoma/Pierce County residents receive preferred entry

Attend a Mandatory Orientation

March 19 & April 2, 9 or 16


3rd Floor of Goodwill’s Milgard Work Opportunity Center

714 S. 27th St., Tacoma, WA

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