NJWA Water and Wastewater Systems Operations Apprenticeship Program
It takes more than 380,000 highly skilled water and wastewater personnel to ensure the public supply of safe drinking water and to protect our lakes, streams and groundwater. Advancements in water treatment and supply technology have increased the skills and training required of this workforce. Water professionals are ultimately responsible for meeting stringent regulatory standards, replacing aging infrastructure, recruiting and training new operations specialists, and responding to and recovering from disasters.
In addition to increasing professional demands, utilities will soon be forced to replace many of their most experienced employees. Over the next decade, the water sector is expected to lose between 30 and 50 percent of the workforce to retirement. Many of these employees have worked at the same utility for the majority of their careers, and they will depart with decades of valuable institutional knowledge.
Water and wastewater utilities provide opportunities for a respected professional career in an important field. Those seeking to develop the skills necessary to enter the profession should consider the NJWA Apprenticeship Program.
For more information on the program please access the links provided below. Application materials can be obtained either through the links provided below, the NJWA website or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org (include Apprenticeship in subject heading), writing to NJWA, 505 US Highway 9, Lanoka Harbor, NJ 08734 or calling 609-242-7111.