ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Evergreen Rural Water has three apprenticeship programs, Water Distribution Manager (WDM), Water Treatment Plant Operator (WTPO) and Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP), starting in the spring of 2019. This exciting new venture is in response to the growing demand for skilled operators as more and more operators are reaching retirement age. Both the water and wastewater programs will be two years long. Applications can be submitted year round and each spring a new training cohort will begin.
The curriculum is designed to enhance and prepare the apprentice to be fully qualified in multiple aspects of water and wastewater operations. There will be a total of 288 formal training hours for each program. Below is a list of post apprenticeship certifications and knowledge gained.
• 4,000 hours of on-the-job training
• 288 hours of related instruction
• Periodic worksite checks
• Documented onsite work hours
• Expert State Association mentoring