Author Archives: Jessica Rozek

WEF Operator Scholarship Application open

The Water Environment Federation is thrilled to support operator training with WEF’s Operator Scholarship. This scholarship provides funding for individuals seeking water sector operator education, training, or certification to enter the industry or to advance their knowledge, skills, abilities, or license. Learn more and apply today! Applications close March 31, 2023.

Operations Callenge 2022

Operations Challenge is the world’s premier skills competition for water resource recovery facility operators. Read coverage from the 2022 International Competition in the December 2022 issue of Water Environment & Technology.

Creating a Workforce as Diverse as Customers

Gather a random sample of water utility customers from nearly anywhere, and chances are good that they will represent an array of different ages, races, genders, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Gather a random sample of water utility workers, however, and data suggest the range of demographics they represent will shrink dramatically. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics …

Future-Proof Facilities Begin With Tech-Savvy Staff

Keeping the topics and technologies covered in water sector workforce development programs modern is essential. In addition to promoting employee skills, emphasizing technology during training provides a vital investment in community resilience. The goal is to create a workforce that can adapt to the next generation of threats — and opportunities — to better protect …