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Building the Capacity of Drinking Water Systems

Supporting Water Operator Apprenticeship Programs

In 2016, the EPA participated in the Department of Labor's workgroup to update the Water and Wastewater Competency Model, which identifies the specific competencies required for workers in the water industry.  Learn more about the Water and Wastewater Competency Model. Exit

The Competency Model has been used to establish apprenticeship programs.  Learn more about an example of the Water and Wastewater Competency Model in action. Exit

Learn more about Competency Models and their use. Exit