Jul 25, 2012

Lincoln University Hosts Boot Camp For Students Interested in Water Industry Careers

LU and local high school students learning about water quality treatment, operations

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Lincoln University (LU) officials will gather Friday, July 27, in Jefferson City, Mo., to present graduation certificates to high school and college students who have participated in a week-long water industry boot camp training session.

The training, which began Monday, July 23, was offered to students from LU and local high schools, including Jefferson City High School and Helias Catholic High School. Students have learned about essential concepts of water quality and treatment, and the operations and responsibilities of water utilities and professionals who protect public health by providing clean, safe, potable water.

Lincoln University, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and Missouri American Water Co. have provided experts in the water industry to serve as teachers during the boot camp. The educational sessions have included lectures, group activities, laboratory tasks, tours of facilities, field trips, information about Geographic Information Systems and water meter testing.