(Victor Valley)–Close to 60 High Desert residents and students attended the September ABC’s of Water session on “Careers and Education Opportunities in Water” at MWA’s new headquarters facility. Speakers provided information on water, wastewater and resource management jobs and the paths to get into those professions.
Many of the participants were surprised when they learned about the different type of careers available in the field of water resource management, retail and wastewater. One attendee stated that through their coursework at Victor Valley Community College and the information provided by the evening’s speakers, “I feel that I now have the information to begin a career in water management.”
Water agencies within the Mojave Water Agency service area often have difficulty finding qualified staff when trying to fill vacant positions. Sessions like this one are also designed to expose potential applicants to the typical duties and educational requirements of jobs in the water field.
The next ABC’s of Water session, which are held on the odd-numbered months at 5:30 p.m., is scheduled for November 15 and will cover “How to Prepare and Avoid Winter Emergencies” (see flier). Topics will include avoiding water emergencies in the home, proper watering techniques for outdoor landscaping during winter, winterizing pools and spas, and other ways to avoid emergencies from other home utilities. Registration is not required but encouraged; contact Gloria Golike firstname.lastname@example.org or 760-946-7001.