Water Mentoring Program

Y-H20, the Youth Water Mentoring Program, provides on-the-job-training and support from water industry veterans to equip the young workers with the skills needed to fill entry-level positions in the water industry. The result is a pipeline of future water industry workers.

In addition to basic job readiness training, this eight-month program provides opportunities to explore careers in the water industry; worksite tours and job shadowing; connection with a career coach/mentor; a summer job at DPW; and opportunities to interview for full-time, entry-level positions with DPW or private companies. 

Launched in 2015, Y-H20 is sponsored by DPW and its program partners, the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development (MOED) and the Chesapeake Water Environment Association (CWEA).  The application period for the 2018 program is closed.  An overview of the program and the 2018 application are available at the links below.