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Zender Environmental Health & Research Group is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

What We Do

Rural Alaska Community Environmental Job Training (‘RaceJT’)

The purpose of the RACEJT program is to provide environmental training and employment for unemployed residents in rural communities impacted by environmental health issues.


The purpose of the RACEJT program is to provide environmental training and employment for unemployed residents in rural communities impacted by environmental health issues. The full RACEJT program, which includes in-persion classes, provides a total of four weeks of intensive training, with graduates obtaining 15 certifications and earning 10 college credits through the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. RACEJT also offers a new Core Skills program via a remote learning format which takes place over seven weeks, earning participants 8 college credits. Click on the Program Description links below for more information.