- March 22, 2018
-- Bay Area Water Career Pathways Consortium today announced the 2018 Water Challenge finale will be held on April 19th, 2018, at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, CA. Just as the local water industry braces for a "silver tsunami" of retirements in the next few years, the Water Challenge high school scholarship program cultivates the next generation of Bay Area water experts.
A large, high-profile event, with support from multiple Bay Area utility companies, the Water Challenge is the culmination of a semester-long water-centered high school curriculum. To begin to build a replenishment stream to the California water industry workforce, several hundred local high school students participated in semester-long team projects focused on issues faced by water districts. On April 19, top teams from each district will present their projects and receive their scholarships.
On the day of the challenge, approximately 1,000 students from high schools located in Santa Clara, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Alameda counties will attend to support the Water Challenge winners. The by-invite-only
event will include short presentations and an award ceremony for scholarship winners, as well as career information from local colleges. Press is encouraged to attend. Please visit https://wcpchallenge.com/
to find information on attending as press.ABOUT WCP
- The Water Career Pathways (WCP) Consortium was created to address the skilled worker shortage facing the Bay Area Region's water industry. Under the leadership of the West Valley College as fiscal sponsor and lead program agency, the consortium focuses its efforts on developing and implementing standardization of core competencies to allow educational partners to better prepare students to work in the water industry. For more information, visit https://cawatercareers.org/