Friday, June 22, 2018

EPA and UTA partner on training students for environmental careers

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced a partnership with the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) that will see them work together to address the demand for skilled professionals in environmental engineering and science, policy and research fields.

“UTA is positioned to become a significant research and education partner for the EPA through our environmental research expertise and our commitment to lifelong workforce education,” UTA President Vistasp M. Karbhari said. “This agreement opens new pathways for our faculty members and students while ensuring that the EPA has a strong partner to meet the needs of professionals working in these essential fields.”

The partnership will see continued EPA outreach programs to engage students in UTA’s Environmental Training Institute and Occupational Safety and Health Administration Center. Additionally, it will open up further internship and mentoring opportunities for UTA students.

“This agreement creates channels through which EPA will work to strengthen UTA’s curriculum in all areas of environmental policy and programs, and it provides new opportunities for our staff to mentor students and encourage them as they identify potential careers,” EPA Regional Administrator Ron Curry said. “Together we will put these students on a path to improve the environment and shape the future.”

 

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