Between the retirement of baby boomers and public investment in deteriorating infrastructure, jobs at public utility companies like Illinois American Water (IAW) will be plentiful in coming decades. Nationwide, about 70 percent of the municipal water company workforce is approaching retirement. Last week, a dozen Woodruff Career and Technical Center (WCTC) construction trade seniors toured IAW facilities to learn more about the skills necessary to qualify for internships and entry level positions at municipal water companies and the process to apply.
Three Peoria Public School teachers, including WCTC Culinary Arts teacher Chef Jetty, have been nominated for the 2017-2018 national LifeChanger of the Year award and now need the community’s support via online comments to support the nomination.
Woodruff Career and Technical Center (WCTC) Work-based Learning (WBL) course gives senior construction trades students the opportunity to rotate among central Illinois trade union halls for hands-on training. WCTC participates through Peoria Educational Region For Employment and Career Training (P.E.R.F.E.C.T.). Recently, at the Bricklayers Local 6 training facility, students worked masonry skills and learned how to erect scaffolding correctly.