EPA Awards $181,638 to St. Louis College for Drinking Water Job Training

July 11, 2012

The training meets requirements set by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources for drinking water treatment certification

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $181,638 to St. Louis Community College of St. Louis for drinking water job training.

“From EPA’s standpoint, it is essential that we groom talented and committed young people into drinking water fields in order to meet the need and shortage of experts in this important industry. The certification training is essential to successful job placement in this field,” said EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks said.

The training meets requirements set by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources for drinking water treatment certification. The core curriculum focuses on the skills necessary for entry-level jobs at drinking water facilities. It includes sessions on water quality monitoring, green infrastructure, operations, maintenance, mathematics and drinking water regulations.

 

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