Workforce Development


SET is an environmental workforce development and job training program funded by the Environmental Protection Agency. The purpose of the SET program is to help unemployed and under-employed residents in Charlotte, NC gain skills and qualifications to secure employment in the environmental workforce. Over the course of 6-weeks, participants are exposed to instructional learning, hands-on activities, and simulated demonstrations to obtain a variety of professional credentials relevant to the environmental field. After completing the program and passing a physical exam, graduates engage with environmental staffing agencies and local employers for job placement opportunities.



SET Training Curriculum
Hazardous Waste Operation & Emergency Response (HAZWOPER40) National Certification
OSHA Construction Industry Health & Safety (OSHA10) National Certification, OSHA Card
First Aid & CPR National Certification, CPR Card
Lead Based Paint Abatement Worker State Accreditation (License): NC
Asbestos Worker/Handler State Accreditation (License): NC, SC, VA, TN
OSHA Confined Space Entry National Certification
Soil & Groundwater Sampling Certificate of Completion
Pest Management Control CEU



  • US Citizen
  • Age: 18+ yrs.
  • Low Income individual
  • Pass a drug test
  • H.S. diploma or GED
  • Posses a valid driver’s license


Participant’s Journey

I’m interested in becoming a candidate for the program.
Where do I go from here?

(* dates, times & locations coming soon)

Training Cycles

Tryout Dates
Training Dates (6-weeks)
October 2-3, 2018 October 8, 2018 – November 16, 2018
March 5-6, 2019 March 11, 2019 – April 19, 2019
August 20-21, 2019 August 26, 2019 – October 4, 2019
March 3-4, 2020 March 9, 2020 – April 17, 2020

For additional information on SET or how to apply to the program, please contact TWIN at or (704 659-6712)