Bolstering the Water Workforce with Innovative Programs

In the City of Camden, two programs were created to train residents of low-income communities and communities of color in green infrastructure maintenance and/or connect them to employment opportunities, including those in the water industry. One is PowerCorps Camden, a water workforce program that allows local youth (ages 18-26) to learn how to maintain green infrastructure, develop soft skills, engage in college and career readiness workshops, and receive supportive services to scaffold and support their sustained success. The other program is Camden Works, which launched as an employment initiative in October 2019 to connect city residents to job training and, ultimately, job placement.