LVI’s environmental technician workforce training program targets youth between the ages of 17-24. The training involves a combination of classroom activities, on-the-job training, and mentorship through working with professionals in the industry.
The new trainees will fill an industry need that college graduates are reluctant to fill and because they will be paid less than a typical college graduate, we feel this model will be a winwin for all stakeholders. This model can and will be applied to most industries with success. Taken to the logical and ultimate conclusion, after a period of time we believe this approach will help eliminate the disparity between the disadvantage communities and the middle class.