The Milwaukee Water Works Community Project (MWWCP) will use four innovative tracks to train workers for stable, well-paying jobs, generate a more equitable workforce, and fill the current and future essential Milwaukee Water Works (MWW) job vacancies.
Track 1: Youth Internships / Youth Apprenticeships and Summer Work Experience. Through this track, youth populations will learn about the potential careers within various municipalities.
Track 2: Occupational Skills Training and/or Paid Work Experience. Candidates in this track will be prepared for careers in jobs like Customer Service Representative, Water Meter Technician, Water Distribution Laborer, and Water Distribution Repair Worker. There will be a variety in length of training and competencies learned, so that the program can be adjusted to best fit YOU!
Track 3: Incumbent Worker Upskilling. Upskilling incumbent workers is a proven strategy that not only increases the bottom line for companies but increases satisfaction, morale, and job longevity for employees. Through this track, participants will begin a career pathway to jobs as a Water Repair Worker, Water Treatment Plant Operator, and Senior Water Treatment Plant Operator. Various strategies such as training, education and licensing will be utilized to obtain industry recognized credentials leading to a new job.
Track 4: Post-Secondary Education with Internship. Students can receive sponsorships for their tuition as well as participating in internships at Milwaukee Water Works. Students in this track will prepare for jobs as Water Treatment Plant Operator, Engineering Drafting Technician I – IV. The Program Coordinator will work closely with our local technical college and four-year universities to identify prospective participants, with priority going to underrepresented populations.
You must submit and application and be screened by Employ Milwaukee in order to participate in the program. Participants must be:
Older than 16 and not currently enrolled in school
Unemployed, underemployed, or incumbent workers with a High School Diploma or equivalent
Legally eligible to work in the United States
The MWWCP can assist students with:
Provide supportive services
Coordinate internships/ paid work experience opportunities
Help navigate Civil Service process, and