Grand Rapids Community College, the city of Grand Rapids and Bay College in Escanaba are teaming up for a project aimed at building a pipeline to careers in the water and wastewater treatment industry.
This project is supported by a national $3.8 million U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant. GRCC, the city of Grand Rapids and Bay College will use a $500,000 award to introduce middle and high school students and adult learners from neighborhoods with high unemployment to opportunities in fresh water and wastewater utilities.
Workers at water and wastewater treatment utilities provide a service that is absolutely essential to public health, the environment and economic prosperity in their communities.
Learn about what it takes to keep our water safe and sustainable. Water Weekends, boot camp-style workshops, internships and job-shadowing opportunities are currently being developed. If you are interested in being notify when these opportunities become available, please sign up to receive email notification from GRCC.
This program is example of the value GRCC provides through working with community and education partners. Bay College has one of the nation’s best water programs in the nation, and we’re proud to work with the team there.
Bay College offers one of the few Water Resource Management programs in the country, and it is designed to provide specialized training in water and wastewater treatment theory.