Vermont Rural Water’s apprenticeship program is designed to train new hires at drinking water and wastewater facilities across the state. Apprentices will learn system operations through on-the-job training and prepare for certification exams through online/classoom education and self-study.
Hire an Apprentice
This is a great way to hire and train new employees, especially for systems who have employees retiring soon. We are offering six apprenticeship tracks (click for more information):
Water Treatment (2 year program – registered)
Water Distribution (2 year program – registered)
Wastewater Treatment (2 year program – registered)
Water & Wastewater (3 year program – registered)
Small Water System (1 year program – flexible)
Become an Apprentice
Qualified candidates should apply directly with the employer for apprenticeship positions. Apprentices must have a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent.
Apprenticeships that are registered with the Vermont Department of Labor are two-year, full-time positions, during which apprentices will be paid a salary. Apprentices will receive 288 hours of classroom instruction and 4,000 hours of on-the-job training.
Contact our Apprenticeship Program Coordinator here.