West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) and the Water Replenishment District (WRD) are working together to present the 2020 Water Industry Careers and Guest Panel, a virtual career day video series for students ranging from sixth grade through college seniors. The free series will culminate in a live panel on October 15, where students will have the opportunity to learn and ask questions about career paths, training programs, and other opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, with a special focus on jobs in the water industry.
The live interactive panel will be held on Thursday, October 15, 2020 through Zoom. Featured panelists will speak to students about careers in engineering, mapping technology (GIS), hydrogeology, and operations. Panelists will also share their experience working at West Basin and WRD.
Pre-recorded video interviews will be made available to the public on the following dates:
Tuesday, September 29
Thursday, October 1
Tuesday, October 6
Thursday, October 8
“This partnership is integral to empowering the next generation of water industry professionals,” said West Basin Board President Gloria D. Gray. “West Basin is proud to work with WRD to develop new opportunities that encourage students to consider pursuing a rewarding career in the water industry.”
“We’re proud to partner with the West Basin MWD on this program which provides quality opportunities for STEM students regarding the multiple career paths, competitive salaries, and myriad opportunities in the ever-expanding water industry,” said WRD Board President Vera Robles DeWitt. “These virtual interviews are a great way to showcase what the water industry has to offer.”
Students and educators may register for the live panel and video series on the West Basin website at https://www.westbasin.org/community-education/water-industry-careers-and-guest-panel