EPA Grant Helps Train STLCC Students to be Drinking Water Operator
At St. Louis Community College, we have been training students in new and emerging industries for 50 years. From jobs in the booming tech industry to green careers, STLCC provides career-oriented training for students looking to jump right into the workforce. With a recent grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), students will now have the valuable opportunity to be trained as drinking water operators.
STLCC will work with both the Missouri American Water and Missouri Rural Water Association to help provide trainers and facilities to students. The curriculum will be skills focused and will help train students for the skills necessary in entry-level jobs at drinking water facilities. Training will specifically focus on water quality monitoring, green infrastructure, operations, maintenance, mathematics and drinking water regulations.
The training and education provided would greatly benefit both students as well as the EPA, who oversees the quality of water and public health. With a shortage of trained and certified workers capable of monitoring public drinking water, students will have great job prospects upon graduation.
Did you take a career or industry specific training program during your time at STLCC? How did it help you and your job prospects? Let us know how STLCC helped shape your personal and professional life by leaving your mark on our 50th anniversary map.