A enormous congratulations is due to the graduates of our first cohort of the Environmental Workforce Training Program.  These students, who completed 205 hours of environmentally-focused coursework with our partner Penn State Wilkes-Barre, were positive, committed, and engaged.  And now they’re seeking new careers where they can use all the knowledge and skills they have learned.  Reach out to us here at Earth Conservancy if you’re looking to hire!  Thank you to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its support of the EWT Program through an EWDJT grant.  Thank you also to our other partners who helped us in so many ways, including PA CareerLink Luzerne County at Wilkes-Barre, PA Careerlink Lackawanna, EPCAMR, EOTC, our local VA office, many area companies, and the four workforce development boards that make up the 12-county region the program serves:  Luzerne-Schuylkill Workforce Investment Board, the Lackawanna County and Pocono Counties Workforce Development Boards, and the Northern Tier Regional Planning Development Commission.  None of this could have happened without all of you.

Pictured below, from left to right:  Jane Ashton, Director of Continuing Education at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, addresses attendees; Steven Lee receives his certificate of completion; Erica Sidorowicz receives her certificate; program graduates, instructors, and administrators gather at PSU Wilkes-Barre for a group photo.