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Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department to participate in the National Association of Black Women in Construction Careers Workshop

MIAMI (June 20, 2016)

The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) will participate in the National Association of Black Women in Construction’s (NABWIC) Water and Sewer Utilities Careers Workshop at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at the 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant. The purpose of the Water and Sewer Utilities Careers Workshop is to develop a pipeline for young adults who are interested in careers within the water and sewer industry, including operations, management, construction and engineering.

The workshop provides participants with useful information about the water and sewer industry as well as providing professional and technical training skills that will allow them to apply for open positions within the industry. This workshop also fosters mentorship opportunities between participants and WASD staff, as well as members of the other participating professional organizations. “The development of the Water and Sewer Utilities Careers Workshop is the first step in developing a local workforce pipeline,” says NABWIC founder Ann McNeil. “It’s important to provide young people with a road map to success and giving them the opportunity to network with industry professionals is key.”

“We remain committed to hiring locally and participating in workshops and training sessions for our local workforce,” said WASD Director Lester Sola. “We’re excited about partnering with NABWIC and giving participants insight on opportunities within our department.”

For additional information on this event please contact Shirley Everett, President NABWIC South Florida Chapter, Inc. (786) 985-4875 or SouthFLChapter@nabwic.org

It is the priority of the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department to provide safe, reliable service to its customers. For additional information about Department services and programs, visit the WASD website.