The Hazardous Materials Training and Research Institute (HMTRI), under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, held the Annual Environmental Job Development All-Grantee Meeting on October 1-2, 2012 in Alexandria, Virginia. This meeting provided an opportunity for EPA-funded job training grantees to share a variety of approaches to environmental job training with each other and with EPA Regional and Headquarters representatives.
The 98 participants who attended this year’s meeting represented:
The agenda topics were identified by the grantees during the registration process, and consisted of both small- and large-group sessions. Mathy Stanislaus, EPA Assistant Administrator, motivated everyone with his opening remarks on Monday evening. Following opening remarks, EPA staff gave an overview of the EPA departments listed below:
The meeting continued on Tuesday with large-group sessions on:
Some of the EPA overviews and large-group sessions included PowerPoints that have been uploaded to the Grantee Meeting area of the Brownfields Toolbox Web site.
Facilitated, small-group sessions on a variety of topics were held throughout the day. Facilitators of each session took discussion notes that were compiled and sent to all meeting participants.
The next Annual Environmental Job Development All-Grantee Meeting will be held in the early fall of 2013. Contact Glo Hanne at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.