First Class of the Water Up Training Program Graduates!
On Friday, December 3 at 10:30 AM, New Jersey American Water will host a graduation for the Water UP! program. In partnership with non-profit Hopeworks, APEX Solutions Group and Jingoli Construction, the 11-week workforce development program offered water utility and other essential business training to equip young Camden-based participants with the skills required to successfully enter the industry upon graduation.
“It’s important for the sustainability of our company and the water utility industry to invest not only in our technology and infrastructure but also the talent behind it,” said Mark McDonough, president, New Jersey American Water. “This is why we created Water UP! We hope this new program will inspire a new generation of qualified and diverse water utility workers.”
Water UP!’s pilot class features young adults from Camden, selected by Hopeworks through an application process. Over the 11-week course, the group experienced hands-on field training facilitated by New Jersey American Water and classroom-based lessons administered by Jingoli and APEX Solutions Group. With completion of the Water UP! program, participants are uniquely qualified for open roles within New Jersey American Water, as well as roles with American Water and its utility industry partners.
This training proves yet again that Camden and Hopeworks young people are the best solution to making sure our technology and infrastructure is prepared for the future!
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