SUSLA Awards EPA Environmental Certifications

SUSLA Awards EPA Environmental Certifications



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SUSLA awarded nineteen certifications to graduates as part of the Environmental and Workforce Development and Job Training Program, sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency.  The graduation ceremony was held on Thursday, July 30 at the Southern University Shreveport – Metro Campus.

Mr. Lyndon B. Johnson, Caddo Parish Commissioner served as keynote speaker for the event. Johnson reminded graduates to be flexible. “Change is constant.  How you deal with it determines how much of an impact you will have,” noted Johnson.

The EPA Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Program helps graduates develop a broader set of skills that improve their ability to secure short-term contractual work, as well as full-time, employment in the environmental field. Program graduates acquire training and certifications in a variety of areas, such as environmental health and safety, lead and asbestos abatement, landfill management, wastewater treatment, brownfields assessment and cleanup, Superfund cleanup, leaking underground storage tank removal, recycling, and emergency response.

The EPA Job Training Program is administered under the Division of Community and Workforce Development.


Southern University at Shreveport, an institution within the Southern University System, seeks to provide a quality education for its students, while being committed to the total community. This institution prepares students for careers in technical and occupational fields; awards certificates and associate degrees as well as offerings and programs that are transferable to other colleges and universities. Dedicated to excellence in instruction and community service, this open enrollment institution promotes cultural diversity, provides developmental and continuing education, and seeks partnerships with business and industry.


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