This page contains resources that focus on the history and impact of the NIEHS Worker Training Program (WTP), as well as efforts to identify and assess program priorities and future direction.
Labor Market Study
This 1996 study was funded through a cooperative agreement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and NIEHS, in order to better understand the number of workers and the skills they need to clean up hazardous waste sites across the United States.
- Environmental Job Training for Inner City Youth: Report of the 1995 Technical Workshop(2.22MB)
- Minority Worker Training Program: Guidance on How to Achieve Successes and Best Practices(8.04MB)
- The Economic Impact of the Environmental Career Worker Training Program(1.55MB)
WTP Strategic Planning Documents
The 2008-2013 Strategic Plan was the last official plan published by the WTP. WTP staff and awardees continue to assess program priorities, effectiveness, and future direction through the ongoing review and refinement of an Operational Matrix and a Logic Model that help to ensure the program is meeting the operational goals outlined in the Strategic Plan. The Operational Matrix identifies annual WTP goals and activities. The activities within the matrix link to outcomes (impacts) in the WTP Logic Model. The matrix is a tool that will be used over the coming years to track progress.
- Overview: WTP 2008-2013 Strategic Plan(429KB)
- WTP 2008-2013 Strategic Plan(1.12MB)
- WTP Logic Model(121.26KB)
- WTP Operational Matrix(619KB)
WTP Technical Workshops
- Fall 2015 Technical Workshop – Setting the Stage for the Worker Training Program, 2015-2020
- Summer 2013 Technical Workshop – Safety Culture/Climate
- Fall 2010 Technical Workshop – Back to the Basics
- Fall 2007 Technical Workshop – The Future of Hazardous Materials Cleanup and Training
- Spring 2007 National Trainers’ Exchange – Looking Back and Moving Forward: 20 Years of Worker Education and Training
- Fall 2004 Awardee Meeting – Older and Wiser: The Worker Education and Training Program Approaches Two Decades
- Fall 2001 Strategic Planning Workshop