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10:10-10:40 AM

Facing the Workforce Challenge Head On: Fort Worth Water Utility's Multi-Faceted Approach

Utilities across the state continue to face a g rowing three-part challenge: It is becoming increasingly difficult to attr act\, develop and retain highly qualified talent\, we’\;ve experience d significant cultural changes in the labor market\, and have an aging ind ustry which will be eligible for retirement in the near future. Community partnership and dedicated workforce programs and initiatives can help navi gate these pressing issues. This presentation will provide an overview of the efforts Fort Worth Water has taken to build diverse\, partnership-base d workforce programs\, and will address the challenges\, lessons learned\, and detail how utilities across the state can take advantage of these sam e programs.

< span style='font-size:12.0pt\;font-family:"Open Sans"\,sans-serif\;color:b lack\;mso-ligatures:none'>Speaker: \;Wastewater Treatment Business Development Leader \;Dylan Christenson\, PhD\, PE

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