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Water/Wastewater Technician Training Institute: The First Year Retrospective

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Abstract:

The Center for Water Resource Studies and the Bowling Green Community College of Western Kentucky University formed a partnership to address an anticipated Water & Wastewater Operator/Technician shortage over the next five to seven years. The Water and Wastewater Technician Training Institute (WTTI, pronounced “witty”), is a joint initiative with the employment sector (a number of water & wastewater utilities/municipalities/districts), state primacy agencies and technical assistance/trade associations to refine an industry needs driven curriculum that utilizes on-line course delivery to provide options for both traditional & nontraditional students. This partnership was presented at the 2008 ASEE annual conference. This paper will review the accomplishments and the lessons learned by this program over the first year of operation.

Keywords: Associates Degree; On-Line; Operators; Workforce development

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2175/193864709793900122

Publication date: 2009-01-01

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