Hudson County Community College (HCCC) has successfully concluded its first Water Workforce Utility Pilot Project. The 8-week paid program for adults aims to develop a skilled workforce for the water industry in New Jersey. The 14 students in this cohort will now enter the water workforce with added skills and knowledge to establish lasting and fulfilling careers in the water industry.
The Water Workforce Utility Pilot Project, originally conceived by Jersey Water Works members to address industry needs, received overwhelming support from advocates, educators, the financial sector, and water companies. It was made possible by the collaboration of Bank of America (BofA), New Jersey Future, Veolia, NJ Water Association, and NJ Utility Association.