WHAT: NJIT instructors will teach a group of 35 students how to work in moon suits and handle hazardous materials. The class is part of a New Jersey Youth Corps program that teaches students how to clean up contaminated industrial sites known as brownfields. NJIT has been instrumental in testing and evaluating brownfields so that the land can be used again to house warehouses, schools and other buildings. This is a terrific photo opportunity.WHO: NJIT instructors, students from throughout New Jersey and officials from the New Jersey Youth Corps will be available for interviews.
WHEN: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 in the a.m.
WHERE: NJIT Campus Center
HOW: Call Sheryl Weinstein, Director of Public Relations, 973-596-3436, firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a time and place for an interview and to arrange for parking.
WHY: The program, run by the New Jersey Youth Corps, helps young adults learn life skills including completing a high school diploma. NJIT instructors teach the students how to wear and work in moon suits and handle hazardous materials. When they complete the classes, the students can work as environmental technicians helping to clean some of the state’s many brownfields. The program is part of the NJIT’s ongoing mission to foster both economic development and environmental protection.