Michigan is offering training scholarships for people to become certified to remove lead from homes.
The state hopes to increase the number of people certified to conduct lead-based paint hazard removal in Benton Harbor and across the state.
There are many homes in Benton Harbor and other areas of Michigan that need to have lead-based paint hazards removed. They need additional trained staff to complete the work.
Construction firm staff and general laborers interested in removing lead-based paint hazards from homes located in the Benton Harbor area can receive training and state certification at no cost through a Lead Workforce Scholarship.
The course is three days of training and doesn’t require any prior experience. A four-day supervisor certification for people with two years of construction-related experience is also available.
When training is completed, people will have to take an exam from the state to complete their certification. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) must approve applications for training prior to taking the courses.
If you’d like to learn more, click here or call the Lead Workforce at 517-275-2994.