Anyone involved in the clean water industry knows that the shortage of plant operators is the most pressing challenge facing us.

Identifying, recruiting, training, and retaining talented operators is not just an issue, it is the major issue for utilities both big and small.

WEAT is here to help.

The registered WEAT Apprenticeship Program provides support to employers by helping identify apprenticeship candidates and providing funds for training (both on the job and in-classroom) as they complete their apprenticeships. Financial assistance flows through Texas' regional Workforce Solutions Boards directly to your organization!

The apprenticeship also provides access to additional benefits for veterans to support their transition into the workforce. The workforce program also seeks to benefit high school students and educators by bringing awareness to the field and providing opportunities for students to experience their career via internships and tours.

Any public or private employer is eligible to opt into the WEAT Apprenticeship Program designated by the U.S. Department of Labor! After signing up, there is no obligation to hire an operator/apprentice.

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Are you looking for an apprenticeship? Click the button to have your information forwarded to interested employers.

Job Seekers

Thank you to our employer partners!

Employer Partners

Thank you to our educational partners!

Educational Partners

Thank you to our program partners!

Program Partners

“It has been a real joy to work with such a fantastic team, and we hope that this program will help invite more people into a wonderful career in the water industry.”

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Dylan Christenson, Ph.D.

Workforce Development Co-Chair

"I am passionate about connecting and collaborating with people from all parts to contribute more to our community and water and wastewater industry."

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Katie Zheng, P.E.

Workforce Development Committee Member

Employer Partner Resources

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Apprenticeship Program Information

Apprenticeship Standards (upon request)

Email for more info!