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NWP introduces Water and Wastewater Technician program to support local employment

Northwestern Polytechnic has added an additional program to its career-focused education stream in a continued effort to promote local employment opportunities in the Peace Region.

Beginning in Fall 2024, students with an interest in the water resources industry will be able to complete a 12-month Water and Wastewater Technician certificate.

NWP CEO Dr. Vanessa Sheane says the implementation of the certificate is prudent as the post-secondary continues to localize in-demand education opportunities at a local level.

“This new program is yet another example of NWP’s commitment to advanced technical education that meets the needs of our region and produces knowledgeable and skilled graduates who can add value,” she says.

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The program will work closely with Aquatera to develop “Level one and two” Water and Wastewater Technicians who will be trained to monitor and operate essential water control systems.

Additionally, through their collaboration with NWP, Aquatera has announced their support for a program-specific scholarship fund for operator training.

The new program will be the second of its kind offered in Alberta, which NWP says will bridge the gap between students and potential employers at a local level.

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