Empowering Women in the Industry wrote an excellent article on the all-female Operations Challenge team from Texas, the TRAilblazers. Read the article.
Chicago area Veterans, the clean water sector wants you!No matter your MOS, rating, or specialty code, there is a career in water for you. Please join us at the Water Environment Federation’s Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC). Don’t miss this opportunity to meet employers and learn about the industry at the largest annual water quality …
FORT STORY, Va. – It was no day at the beach for the teams of military water treatment specialists competing against each other in this year’s Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Rodeo from May 8-12, 2023, as the five day U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) competition tested their skills and readiness under the watchful guidance of …
What is operator certification? Who needs to be certified? Who certifies operators where I live? How do I maintain my certification? Answers to those questions and more can be found in the December 2022 Operator Essentials column in Water Environment & Technology magazine.
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 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.
Oregon operator turns Air Force experience into a successful wastewater career. Read more.
Skills learned during an Air Force career help Rodney Lance run an efficient clean-water plant and work effectively with this team. https://www.tpomag.com/editorial/2022/10/a-military-vet-applies-his-water-background-to-a-prosperous-career-in-the-wastewater-profession
Water sector guidance on workforce development often neglects a simple truth: Most utilities do not have the funds, staff, or pool of potential workers in their communities to justify investments beyond those necessary to meet regulatory requirements. Read the full article in May 2022 Water Environment & Technology.
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 …