EPA Grant Funds Free Training at Rose State College Published May 29, 2015 by Ali Sexton

Graduates find gainful employment with three week training program

Water and Wastewater training graduates pose with Amber Perry-EPA Job Training Project Officer, Connie Myrick – Coordinator of Workforce Operations at Rose State College and Bill Clark – Director of Environmental Training at Rose State College. 

Midwest City, Okla. – Graduates of the three week Water and Wastewater training program beam with pride as they receive their D Water and D Wastewater certification at the Rose State College Professional Training Center.

The training is free to participants thanks to a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency. This month’s class, the seventh of its kind at Rose State, saw 16 students earn certifications. These students will go on to earn a starting salary of $14-$17 per hour with benefits to ensure water is safe to drink and is clean when it drains to lakes and rivers. But this is just the beginning for some. Graduates of this program can continue to earn higher level certifications and eventually earn a spot as a Public Works Director or Water Plant Supervisor.

One more class this year, which begins August 10, will be funded by the EPA grant. Rose State has the only training program of its kind offered at no charge and will once again receive the grant for 2016 and 2017. For more information, contact the Professional Training Center at Rose State College, (405) 733-7488.