WHO: The Gavilan College division of Career Technical Education and Gavilan College Community Education
WHAT: are hosting an Open House to celebrate the opening of the new Water Industry Training Classrooms at Gavilan College. This event is free and open to the public. It will be an opportunity to see the facilities, learn about the credit and not-for-credit training opportunities for careers in the water industry, meet some of the instructors, and enjoy light refreshments.
WHEN: Open House - 4 p.m., Tuesday, January 17, 2012; this will be followed by a free 3-hour information session for potential students at 6 p.m.
WHERE: Portable Buildings number 7 and 8, Gavilan College Gilroy campus; 5055 Santa Teresa Blvd.
WHY: Within the next 5-10 years, over 50% of the current water industry workforce is set to retire.
The Gavilan College Water Industry Training program can help students prepare to fill that gap. For two years, Gavilan College Community Education has been offering courses on a not-for-credit basis. Starting in Spring 2012, some courses will also be offered for college credit. The first two credit courses to be offered will be WTRM 101 - Introduction to Wastewater Technology, and WTRM 102, Beginning Water - Wastewater-Distribution Math.
HOW: Call (408) 852-2801 or go to http://www.gavilan.edu/water for more information.