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Academy: What is it?

 

What is The Academy?

The Academy for Water Professional Development is an initiative of NC AWWA-WEA to fill an industry training gap and advance the careers of participants. The Academy provides a structured and specialized training and certification program for water industry professionals to demonstrate competency at defined levels through the completion of courses and passing of comprehensive exams.

 


The Academy Structure

The Academy offers training in several “ladders” of the water profession. Currently, only distribution system and collection system ladders are being offered. Each ladder will consist of 4 levels: Apprentice, Journeyman 2, Journeyman 1 and Master.

 

Benefits for Employees

  • Develop leadership skills to supplement your technical knowledge
  • Training for future advancement
  • Gain demonstrated and transportable skills
  • Demonstrates career commitment and advancement

Benefits for Employers

  • Provides standardized, industry-specific training
  • Reduce turnover by ensuring qualified and satisfied employees
  • Increase pool of qualified candidates, particularly at supervisory levels
  • Receive demonstrated ROI as employees move through a certification track
  • Meet future needs for a qualified and professional workforce


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