Introducing Opportunity Youth to Careers in Water
CareerTech focuses on the local WEFTEC host communities (Chicago and New Orleans) to introduce opportunity youth to the wide array of career opportunities in water. While attending WEFTEC, scholars are guided through the water resource recovery process via facility tours, meetings with exhibitors and local utilities, a behind the scenes tour of Operations Challenge, participation in the WEF Community Service Project, as well as networking with peers and industry leaders. Following WEFTEC, scholars become members of WEF and their local water quality association where they are given ongoing opportunities for networking and education.
Who is involved?
WEF partners with The Corps Network chapters to recruit individuals for the CareerTech program. The Corps Network are locally-based organizations that transform young people through career development, conservation, and civic engagement. Through this involvement with The Corps Network, scholars are ideal candidates for water sector careers.
“I enjoyed InFlow CareerTech very much and am currently seeking employment in the water sector. I am also pursuing my operator certification through the guidance of WEF. I am very thankful for this program!"
– 2020 CareerTech Scholar