The Sweetwater Authority just lately launched its Work for Water Scholarship, which is out there to anybody residing within the Authority’s service space. The Authority is a public water company that gives water to Nationwide Metropolis, Chula Vista, and Bonita. Two $1,000 scholarships shall be awarded to new or at the moment enrolled college students on the Middle for Water Research at Cuyamaca Faculty or one other accredited faculty, neighborhood faculty or commerce faculty with a profession purpose to work within the water trade.
Authority Sr. Public Affairs Consultant Gwyneth Shoecraft mentioned there may be breadth of jobs obtainable within the water trade.
“Notably, for this scholarship, Cuyamaca Faculty has a Middle for Water Research,” she mentioned. “Palomar Faculty has water-focused training, and SDSU has a water institute. So, there may be positively programs within the area particularly geared to certifications which might be particular to the water trade like water know-how D1 certification and water therapy certifications,”
Shoecraft mentioned that the water trade has many alternative profession choices comparable to working within the monetary division, engineers, public affairs, data programs, water waste administration, biology, chemist, system operator, electricians. She mentioned there may be all kinds of ability units that fold properly into careers within the water trade.
“Sweetwater Authority has positions open the place we’re recruiting for an engineer now,” she mentioned. “We’re frequently recruiting for several types of positions.”
Shoecraft mentioned within the utility there’s a purpose assertion, so so long as candidates are tying in what their purpose is and the way it pertains to the water trade, it’s going to meet the necessities and be thought-about.
“What we are attempting to do with this scholarship is to shine a light-weight on all of the profession alternatives within the water trade, so if you’re engaged on civil engineering since you need to work within the water trade to take care of the dams and pipelines infrastructure, which goes to be a greater match for the construction of this scholarship.”
Shoecraft mentioned that is the primary 12 months, and a pilot program, and the Authority is happy to see what sort of candidates apply.
“We predict it’s a nice alternative to serve our neighborhood and ties in with certainly one of our strategic targets as a company in Sweetwater’s workforce improvement,” she mentioned. “It’s creating a extremely expert and educated workforce, after which hiring and retaining them as an company. We’re actually excited as a result of it’s open to anybody in our service space. It isn’t simply highschool college students and 4 12 months schools. That is for anybody that could be contemplating a profession change, simply obtained out of the service and needs to get their certification and distribution to allow them to enter the water trade.”
The complete scholarship standards and utility can be found at www.sweetwater.org/scholarship. The deadline for purposes is Sept. 30. Funds shall be awarded in late Fall 2022.