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Creating a Water Workforce Pre-Apprenticeship

November 12, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


A skilled workforce is the core of effective water operations. Small water systems often hire new operators who must learn a variety of workplace competencies and technical skills. A credentialing process built on standards-based competencies can prepare new operators to meet the demands of small water systems. This webinar series will provide a framework for developing a Water Workforce Readiness Credential to prepare high-school students for work in the water industry. The second part of the series will outline steps to build a pathway to apprenticeship through a skills-based pre-apprenticeship program. 


  • Pam Murawski, Education Programs Developer, California State University at Sacramento in the Office of Water Programs
  • Dan DeMoss, Executive Director, California Rural Water Association
  • Debra DiBiase, Director of Opportunity Youth Programs, SIATech Charter High Schools
  • Henry Davis, Pathway Curriculum Specialist, SIATech charter school
  • Kim Moore, Principal, SIATech Sacramento South

Who Should Attend:
• Managers, owners, and operators of small water systems serving less than 10,000 people, including local government systems and tribal systems, as well as all other types of water systems, such as: homeowners associations, mobile home parks, resorts/campgrounds, schools, prisons, and more
• Decision-makers for water utilities, including mayors, finance officers, utility managers, public works directors, city councilors, board members, tribal council members, and clerks
• Consultants and technical assistance providers serving water systems


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