NJ American Water Launches 2022 Water Utility Career Training Program


NJ American Water launches 2022 Water Utility Pipeline training program.

Last week, New Jersey American Water announced the launch of its second annual Water UP! – Water Utility Pipeline – training program, a paid, 11-week workforce development program for adults, created in partnership with APEX Solutions Group.

The program offers water utility and other essential business training to equip participants with the skills needed to enter the industry successfully upon graduation.

Water UP! aims to help adults from traditionally underserved areas in the company’s footprint pave their career paths in the water utility industry by exposing them to a multitude of skill sets including utility-specific training, customer service training, key administrative skills, and OSHA 30 certification. This helps participants identify their interests and strengths and will ultimately lead them to pursue their future professions in the water and wastewater field.

The goal of our Water UP! training program is to inspire a new generation of qualified and diverse water utility workers and create a path to employment with our company, as well as a lifelong career in this essential and rewarding industry,” said Mark McDonough, President, New Jersey American Water.

The 2022 Water UP! class features 15 adults, most of them from Plainfield, N.J., who were selected by New Jersey American Water and APEX Solutions through an application and interview process.

Over an 11-week course based at New Jersey American Water’s Plainfield Operations Center, the group will experience hands-on field training facilitated by New Jersey American Water and classroom-based lessons administered by APEX Solutions Group. Upon completion of the Water UP! program, participants will be uniquely qualified for open roles within New Jersey American Water, as well as positions with its utility industry partners.

The inaugural Water UP! program was held in the fall of 2021 in Camden and Delran, N.J., in partnership with APEX and Hopeworks, which resulted in all eight graduates receiving full-time employment offers, four of them with New Jersey American Water.

More information about New Jersey American Water’s Water UP! training program and its other workforce development initiatives are available on the company’s website, newjerseyamwater.com, under About Us, Workforce Development.

About APEX Solutions Group
APEX Solutions Group is a Minority, Disabled Veteran owned company that leverages 100 plus years of combined professional experience to exceed clients' needs while uplifting the communities it operates in. To learn more about APEX Solutions Group, visit https://apexsolgroup.com.

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