The Youth Apprenticeship program at NEW Water gives area high school students an opportunity to gain work experience in the Water/Wastewater Engineering field. Students train as operators at NEW Water’s Green Bay Facility as part of the Greater Green Bay Chamber’s Youth Apprenticeship program. In the program, NEW Water collaborates with the Greater Green Bay Chamber, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, and area school districts. Numerous businesses participate in this state-wide program, and NEW Water was the first wastewater treatment facility in Wisconsin to join the ranks!
“Working at NEW Water has provided me with extremely valuable skills that have made me more confident in my career options throughout and after college. As I begin my senior year of high school, I feel that this professional experience has made me more knowledgeable of what an actual career in wastewater treatment is like. While I greatly enjoy my math and science classes, my Youth Apprenticeship allows me to come after school and apply these ideas in a practical concept. I have learned how to take accurate samples, how to record and interpret data, and the basics of managing a largescale wastewater treatment plant. I look forward to my future after being a part of this program because I have no doubt that my time here will help me when determining what I want to do in my career."
~ Camden Chrudimsky, Youth Apprentice
Green Bay Area Public Schools nominated NEW Water for a state-wide Business Friends of Education Award, which NEW Water won in 2013. NEW Water was also nominated for Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturing Alliance’s (NEWMA) fourth annual “Excellence in Manufacturing/K-12 Partnerships Awards” in the Youth Apprenticeship Category in 2015.