New paid internship and apprenticeship opportunities created through Inland Empire Utilities Agency’s partnership with IEWorks



CHINO, California., September 29, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA / Agency) has partnered with IEWorks to welcome three new interns to the operations division. The Agency’s board of directors signed a charter in May 2021 to sign up as a participating agency for IEWorks, a workforce development group developed by Jewish Vocational Services (JVS) that focuses on developing skilled employees in the water and water industries worn.

“Our partnership with JVS and IEWorks will provide experiences that have a lasting impact for community college students, and I am excited about the additional opportunities that foster diversity and workforce training in the region of the Inner Empire, ”said the Chairman of the IAUA Board of Directors. Jasmin Room. “We are planting seeds for the future by providing paid on-the-job training that will increase the knowledge and expertise needed for our future water leaders to thrive and eventually take on critical roles in the water industries. water and sewage. “

The IEWorks program will serve as an extension of the Agency’s current Trades Internship Program (ITP). The ITP was developed to provide students with opportunities to enhance their classroom learning experiences by gaining practical and meaningful real-world work experience. Through the IEWorks program, up to 10 internship positions will be offered each year with IEUA, but will be supervised, managed and partially funded by JVS. Replicate a similar successful workforce program located in the San Francisco Bay Area named BAYWORK, JVS got a $ 1 million grant from the US Department of Education to develop a water and wastewater workforce program within the Inland Empire.

By 2025, 41% of IEUA employees will be eligible for retirement. This regional collaboration aims to strengthen the region’s water and wastewater workforce while supporting the agency’s ability to fill critical positions, plan succession for impending retirements, and create a pool of qualified talents. This partnership aligns with IEUA’s business objective of providing a dynamic work environment with a highly skilled and dedicated workforce. The goal of IEUA and IEWorks is to establish racial, gender and economic equity in the workforce by providing paid learning opportunities while helping interns meet the requirements for qualify for professional certifications.

IEWorks is dedicated to strengthening the water and wastewater workforce in the Inland Empire. With substantial funding from the US Department of Education and CA High Road Training Partnership, IEWorks partners with JVS and Bay Area BAYWORK to build on their success and best practices. IEWorks will increase the number of highly qualified candidates for critical positions in the water and wastewater industry, while ensuring economic equity throughout the Inland Empire. IEWorks will develop a diverse talent pool through learning, internship and career awareness opportunities.

The Inland Empire Utilities Agency covers 242 square miles, distributes imported water, provides industrial / municipal wastewater collection and treatment and other related utilities to more than 875,000 people through its member agencies, in particular Chino, Chino Hills, Cucamonga Valley Water District, Fontana, Fontana Water Company, Montclair, Monte Vista Water District, Ontario, and Uplands.


Andrea Carruthers
Head of External Affairs
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