Water & Wastewater Apprenticeship Program Approved

The NYRWA is proud to announce that our 2 apprenticeship program titles: 1) Water Systems Operation Specialist; and 2) Wastewater Systems Operation Specialist, have been approved by the NYS Department of Labor. We will begin our program on November 1, 2019, with 7 water and wastewater apprentices from across the state. We will be actively recruiting the next group of systems and apprentices for the second class we anticipate starting on May 1, 2020. 

NYRWA further hopes to develop some type of Youth Pre-Apprenticeship Program as well, allowing us to reach out to high schools, BOCES centers, etc…to attract interested students into our industry.  These processes will take time to develop, and we look forward to working with our System & Associate Members as we progress.