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MDHHS offering scholarships for lead abatement training, certification

LANSING, Mich. – To support training initiatives and increase the number of individuals certified to conduct lead-based paint hazard removal in the City of Benton Harbor and across the state, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is providing training scholarships.

There are currently many homes located in the Benton Harbor area as well as other areas of Michigan that need to have lead-based paint hazards removed, requiring 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 worker course covers three days of training and requires no prior experience. A four-day supervisor certification for individuals with two years of construction-related experience is also available. Upon completion of training, individuals will need to take an examination from the state to complete certification. MDHHS must approve applications for training prior to taking the courses.

For more information visit the MDHHS website or call the Lead Workforce at 517-275-2994. 


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