YH2O Mentoring Program

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Y-H20, the Youth Water Mentoring Program, provides on-the-job-training and support from water industry veterans to equip the young workers (18-24 years old) 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 2019 application process starts Wednesday, Jan. 2. , and the application deadline is Friday, Feb. 8. Applications must be hand delivered to 101 West 24th Street between Jan. 2 and Feb. 8.