ST. LOUIS -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has selected St. Louis Community College to receive $500,000 in stimulus funding to help train students to clean up brownfield sites.

St. Louis Community College plans to train 120 students, graduate 102 students and place at least 77 students in environmental technician and other green jobs.

The training program will consist of 240 hours of technical training in hazardous materials and remediation techniques.

Graduates will receive training certifications in hazardous waste operations and emergency response, Occupational Safety and Health Administration safety, mold remediation, weatherization, ecosystem restoration and lead and asbestos abatement. The college will target unemployed and under-employed residents of the St. Louis metropolitan area.