AWWA and the Water Environment Federation have launched a collaborative website featuring resources for water recruiters, career seekers and students — WorkForWater.org,
The site addresses one of the water community’s top concerns in the coming decade — the expected retirement of 30 percent of the water workforce and the need to recruit new talent to the field. “A vibrant, reliable water workforce is critical to the health of our communities and the environment,” said AWWA President Craig Woolard. “The Work for Water website will highlight some of the great work already being done to address the coming workforce crunch.”
The new website is a gateway to many recruiting and retention resources with special sections for four audiences:
- high school and vocational school students,
- college students,
- second career and retired military job seekers, and
- advanced science professionals.
“Work for Water aims to generate excitement about and interest in careers in the water profession,” said WEF President Paul Freedman. “This new website will act as a recruitment tool for all of us who are trying to make information on water sector careers readily available.”
WEF and AWWA are inviting organizations to contribute documents, videos and links that benefit both career seekers and employers.