Press Release

Bunker Hill Community College Partners with Triumvirate Environmental, Inc. to Offer Tuition-Free Community College and Career Advancement

Participating students will earn a sustainable wage and benefits at Triumvirate as they work toward an associate degree at BHCC

Thursday, June 30, 2022

The Division of Workforce and Economic Development at Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) has partnered with Triumvirate Environmental, Inc., one of the largest environmental services firms in North America, to launch a new program offering employment and full tuition to selected new and continuing BHCC students starting in September 2022.

The program, the first of its kind at BHCC, offers students the opportunity to work full-time with benefits at a competitive wage starting at $18 an hour while earning an associate degree tuition-free at BHCC, a $13,700 value. Participating students may work toward their degree as quickly or slowly as they wish– Triumvirate will cover tuition for as long as the student remains employed.  

“The partnership offers students a full-time opportunity for sustaining wages and economic mobility while earning an associate degree,” said Kristen McKenna, Dean, Workforce Development at BHCC. “This program can be a model to companies everywhere, allowing them to partner with BHCC to find motivated, skilled workers, and for students, this is an opportunity to obtain a degree tuition-free while jump-starting career advancement.” 

Triumvirate is currently is offering two entry-level positions as part of the program: Material Handler, which entails traveling to Triumvirate client sites and safely collecting, documenting, and tracking hazardous materials and medical waste; and Environmental Technician, which entails onsite management of Triumvirate client site biohazard materials management and support of on-site lab operations.  

Applications for the program are open now, and both prospective and continuing BHCC students are invited to apply. Triumvirate will interview candidates over the summer and conduct an initial screening process. Applicants will have to pass an initial screening process, depending on the position and the Talent acquisition team will guide prospective employees on their next steps. If offered a job at Triumvirate, candidates will be admitted to BHCC and meet with an admissions counselor later in the summer to choose their program of study. 

“We are excited to partner with BHCC to provide pathways to professional success and an associate degree. BHCC students have proven themselves eager to learn and advance their careers in growth industries throughout the region,” said Deanna Creamer, Chief of Staff to the President at Triumvirate Environmental. “Not only do BHCC students represent a critical part of our future workforce, they also represent the diversity of the communities we serve.” 

Learn more about the Triumvirate and BHCC Partnership at an upcoming information session where a representative will discuss the opportunity, the application process, and the student/employee commitment. For more information and register for an information session, visit the website Triumvirate & BHCC Partnership.

Triumvirate Jobs and Free BHCC Tuition Information Sessions

  • July 6, 5-6 p.m. (virtual)
  • July 12, 12-1 p.m. (virtual)
  • July 13, 12-1 p.m. (onsite at BHCC) Room B133
  • July 26, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (onsite at BHCC) Room B133 

About Triumvirate

About Triumvirate Environmental, Inc.

Founded in 1988, Triumvirate Environmental, Inc. provides sustainable environmental solutions to leading companies in the Life Sciences, Healthcare, Education, and Industrial markets. Triumvirate Environmental’s highly trained experts partner with world-renowned organizations to help them reduce waste, save money, stay safe and compliant, manage risk, and protect their reputation. Using the most innovative technology and proven safety measures, the firm ensures environmental, health, and safety compliance for companies across service locations throughout North America.

Media Contact:
Karen M. Norton, Executive Director of Integrated Marketing and Communications
Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, MA 02129
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About Bunker Hill Community College
With more than 50 years of academic excellence, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is Massachusetts' largest community college, annually welcoming a diverse community of around 16,000 students. With campuses in Charlestown and Chelsea, BHCC extends its reach across several locations in Greater Boston. The College offers associate degrees and certificates, early college and dual enrollment, community education, corporate training, and industry-specific training programs. BHCC is celebrated for its diversity, boasting a student body where 65% identify as people of color and more than half are women. The College also embraces a global perspective, with over 600 international students representing 90 countries and conversing in more than 65 languages. Our commitment to diversity is further reflected in BHCC's designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI).