Metropolitan, in partnership with many other water, educational, business, trade and community agencies, supports workforce development initiatives to prepare Southern California’s young people for career and college pathways into the water industry.
The water industry faces a huge challenge in creating a qualified workforce for the future. Our business is dependent on a diversity of skills, experience and talent. We need to secure a new generation of employees to keep our water systems flowing and develop and cultivate the most important asset we have – our people.
For grades K-12, Metropolitan offers engaging and free curriculum that teaches students at all levels transferable STEAM industry skills focused on science, technology, engineering, arts and math.Visit MWD Educational Resources
Solar Cup™ is a seven-month educational program in which high school students build and race solar-powered boats, learn about conservation of natural resources, electrical and mechanical engineering,problem solving and much more.Visit Solar Cup™ 2020
Metropolitan participates in CalPoly Pomona’s cooperative STEM education program to promote careers in engineering and water quality.
Metropolitan’s Apprentice Mechanical and Electrical Operations Technician Programs are structured training programs to provide entry to journey-level skills training in the technical, vocational, and trades occupations using a combination of on-the-job training and classroom instruction.
The State Department of Water Resources also offers a paid apprenticeship program that can lead to a fulfilling and lucrative career in the hydroelectric industry. The program combines hands-on-learning, classroom study, and home study with supervised on-the-job training.View DWR Apprentice Program