Interview with Megan Johnson, Control Systems Technician at Santa Teresa Water Treatment Plant in San Jose, CA.
Bay Area Community College Consortium Members,
The San Francisco Bay Center of Excellence for Labor Market Research (COE) and the Deputy Sector Navigator for Agriculture, Water and Environmental Technologies (AGWET) for the Bay Area Community Colleges worked with BAYWORK and Jewish Vocational Services to survey water and wastewater agencies and utilities in six Bay Area counties. 43 out of the 77 agencies and utilities that were identified by BAYWORK in the six-county region responded to the survey.
This new report, titled Water and Wastewater Career Pathways: Connecting People to Water Industry Jobs in the Bay Area identifies the workforce needs of employers related to nine mission-critical occupations. The report is concerned with the technical-level segment of the workforce, also called the ‘skilled trades’ or ‘mission critical’ careers, which are closely aligned with community college education programs.
Download the report at:
In addition, you can access links to the occupational profiles for the most mission critical positions – Electronic Maintenance Tech/Instrument Tech, Mechanic/Machinist, and Electrician.
This information is also posted at baccc.net.
David Esmaili, DSN for Agriculture, Water and Environmental Technologies (AWET)
John Carrese, San Francisco Bay Center of Excellence for Labor Market Research
Forecasting High Growth/Emerging Industries and Workforce Trends
for Community Colleges
The interest for our non-credit classes being implemented at Campbell Adult and Community Education (CACE) has surpassed our expectations. On our first class of Water Treatment (T1), one of our students was able to get a job prior to finishing the training. On our second class of Water Distribution (D1), our students are awaiting the results of their test.
On September 13th, CACE hosted an informational meeting to announce the upcoming classes of Water Distribution and Water Treatment, more than 50 people joined us. We are so pleased to see the interest of men and women interested in joining the water industry to start a water career.
We would like to invite our industry partners to open their doors to these students, who are seeking the knowledge to have an opportunity to pass the state test and be part of the well trained and highly skilled workforce as part of the WCP Consortium.
Robert Herrera, Mechanic at San Jose/Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility, speaks about his career in the water industry and his job duties.
George Henry, Mechanic at San Jose/Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility, speaks about his career in the water industry and his job duties.