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

Rural Alaska Community Environmental Job Training (‘RaceJT’)

Training Schedule

Now Announcing: 
The 2021 Rural Alaska Community
Environmental Job Training – Core Skills (RACEJT-CS) Program

Are you from a remote non-hub Alaska community? Do you need training in the environmental health field, so that you are qualified to be a Landfill Operator, Environmental Technician, Emergency Spill Responder, Home Fuel Tank Inspector, Certified Sediment and Erosion Control Lead, Forklift Operator, Water and Soil Sampler, or Backhaul materials specialist? Then this may be the program for you! 

EMPLOYERS: Are you an employer with an upcoming project and you are searching for skilled local workers? This program may help you attain your workforce goals.  Trainees that have secured jobs once they graduate have priority program acceptance!

STRUCTURE OF RACEJT-CS TRAINING PROGRAM: Seven weeks of virtual training (primarily weekdays), via phone, mailed course materials, and supplied videos.

YR 2021 Tentative Training Dates (You must commit to attending all 7 weeks): April 14th – May 28th, 2021

Participant Qualifications:

  • Must be unemployed or under-employed, working no more than 20 hrs pr week
  • Must live in a rural village consisting of 30% or more Alaska Native population
  • Other eligibility factors are included in the application packet.

Cost: Scholarships are available to help make this a FREE TRAINING for nearly all applicants!!!!

Written Application Due Date:  February 5, 2021.

Application Packet and Application Requirements: Read all information and instructions in the Application Packet.

If you have questions, call April McCoy at 717-4754, or email her at 

Additional YR 2021 RACEJT Program Information:

Whether you are an employer with work projects needing skilled individuals to employ or if you are seeking employment opportunities within your community, we want to hear from you.  If this training could benefit you or your community, please contact us with any questions.  

April Reed-McCoy, MS
Program Manager
Tel: (907) 717-4754
Fax (efax): (877) 335 6780