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

The Evergreen Rural Water of Washington Apprenticeship Committee (ERWoWAC) commits to the following Equal Opportunity Pledge. ERWoWAC will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, genetic information, or because they are an individual with a disability or a person 40 years old or older. The ERWoWAC will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 30. The ERWoWAC will undertake appropriate outreach and positive recruitment efforts that would reasonably be expected to increase minorities’ and women’s participation in apprenticeship by expanding the opportunities of minorities and women to become eligible for apprenticeship selection.