WCP and CWEA jointly back water industry student internships

Water Career Pathways (WCP) and California Water Environment Association (CWEA) join forces to provide a single space for water internships in California.  With the impending crisis in water industry workforce reliability, the need for student internships to gain industry access and exposure are essential for not only industry growth but for maintaining the industry status quo.  Students who obtain an internship are 33% more likely to choose that industry as a career option.

The water and wastewater industries provide essential community services to their communities.  They provide clean drinkable water, sanitize and treat wastewater, and even more importantly provide protection and stewardship of our local waterways.  It is estimated that at least 50% of the water industry’s workers are eligible for retirement in the next 3 years.  Without programs and efforts like that of the WCP and CWEA collaboration on internships, the industry would not have a sufficient workforce replenishment stream to offset the exodus.

Thanks to the efforts of the Water Career Pathways (WCP) consortium and the California Water Environment Association (CWEA) for establishing the novel Water/Wastewater Internship website provided free to the Industry.  More to Come…