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 (preferred)


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)
March 15-16, 2022 March 21, 2022 – April 30, 2022
June 1-2, 2022 June 6, 2022 – July 15, 2022
August 1-2, 2022 August 8, 2022 – September 18, 2022

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