Webinar | Strengthening the Water Sector Workforce in Kentucky: GRADD’s Hire to Operate (H2O) Program
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Description: Regional Development Organizations (RDOs), known locally as councils of governments, regional planning commissions, economic development districts, and other names, provide various types of assistance to their member communities in a host of service areas. During this 1-hour webinar, learn about the Green River Area Development District’s (GRADD) Hire to Operate (H20) program, a collaboration with state and local partners to address the shortage of certified water and wastewater operators in Western Kentucky through a Registered Apprenticeship Program. The H2O Apprenticeship Program creates a pipeline of highly qualified operators for rural utilities and stable, quality careers for new entrants to the workforce, dislocated workers, and incumbent workers at minimal cost to the apprentices or local utilities.
- Joanna Shake, Green River Area Development District
- Paula Payne, Green River Area Development District
- Pete Conrad, Henderson County Water District
- Brett Schwartz, NADO Research Foundation
Certificate: This webinar has NOT been submitted for approval of continuing education credit. We can provide a certificate of attendance to eligible attendees, but cannot guarantee it will meet your PDH or CEU requirements.