Intensive Training Program for Wastewater Operators in Hawaii Designed to Standardize Professional Outcomes

dc.contributor.author Young, Mathew en_US
dc.contributor.author Babcock, Roger Jr. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-06-28T20:29:50Z
dc.date.available 2013-06-28T20:29:50Z
dc.date.issued 2013-05 en_US
dc.description.abstract The success of wastewater treatment plants is highly dependent on the knowledge, skills, and diligence of the licensed operators who work there. It is essential that operators acquire the knowledge needed to properly operate a wastewater treatment plant through a combination of classroom and on-the-job (OJT) types of training which are not just one-time but continuous throughout the career. High retirement expectations, coupled with low certification exam passing rates, have raised significant concerns regarding the sustainability of the wastewater operator profession as a whole. Therefore, a new wastewater operator training program in Hawaii is needed to address this issue. For this study, five different wastewater operator certification and training programs from around the United States were evaluated to serve as a comparative basis for creating a training program in Hawaii. The training programs for New Jersey, Georgia, New York, Texas, and California were examined. In this paper, wastewater operator training Boot Camp Programs have been created for the City and County of Honolulu (CCH), to provide a means of standardizing training for the profession of wastewater operators. en_US
dc.format.extent 93 pages en_US
dc.identifier.citation Young M, Babcock R. 2013. Intensive training program for wastewater operators in Hawaii designed to standardize professional outcomes. Honolulu (HI): Water Resources Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa. WRRC-2013-01. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/29495
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher Water Resources Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries WRRC Unedited Project Reports en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries WRRC-2013-01 en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States en_US
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/
dc.subject.lcsh Sewage disposal plants -- Employees -- Certification -- Hawaii. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Water treatment plants -- Employees -- Certification -- Hawaii. en_US
dc.title Intensive Training Program for Wastewater Operators in Hawaii Designed to Standardize Professional Outcomes en_US
dc.type Report en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US
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