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MA Online Training | Recruiting Your Water Workforce: Messaging Practices for Local Government and Utility Employers

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Date and Time: 11-10-2022 @ 10:00 AM (EST) to 11-10-2022 @ 11:30 AM (EST)
Location: Online Event

Description: Join us for a short 1.5-hour training for local government and water utility leaders. A skilled workforce is critical to maintaining public works and water services. Learn about the components of water workforce planning, with a special focus on messaging and recruitment. How can local governments and utilities reach the right people to run your communities and systems? How can we inspire a new generation to take on future challenges?

Learning Objectives:

  • Outreach techniques for reaching the appropriate audience
  • How to create interest in water careers
  • Latest employment trends to help inform your search
  • Best practices for recruiting water professionals at the local levels
  • Tools for presenting your workforce needs to Select Boards and Town Councils

Trainers: Tess Clark, Program Manager, & Patrick Lynch, Program Manager, Syracuse University Environmental Finance Center

CEUs: Approved for 1.5 TCHs for Wastewater Operators by Massachusetts DEP.

Who Should Attend:

  • Managers, owners, and operators of water systems serving less than 10,000 people, or wastewater systems with an average daily flow of less than 1 million gallons
  • Decision-makers for water and wastewater utilities, including mayors, finance officers, utility managers, public works directors, city councilors, board members, tribal council members, and clerks
  • Consultants and technical assistance providers serving water and wastewater systems



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