In the City of Camden, two programs were created to train residents of low-income communities and communities of color in green infrastructure maintenance and/or connect them to employment opportunities, including those in the water industry. One is PowerCorps Camden (pictured above), administered by Center for Family Services and Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority, among others, and the other is Camden Works, administered by Center for Family Services and Cooper's Ferry Partnership, among others. This case study details how these workforce training programs are structured, providing an overview that communities can refer to if they wish to create their own program. It also features insight on factors for success and lessons learned as these programs have navigated their first few years of operation. https://www.jerseywaterworks.org/resource/bolstering-the-water-workforce-with-innovative-programs/ PowerCorps Camden
For more information, contact the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank at (609) 219-8600.
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