New Haven Register: New Haven Common Ground students get a taste of Regional Water Authority jobs

By Brian Zahn
New Haven Register

John Triana, real estate manager for the Regional Water Authority, shows Common Ground students how to effectively collect Mill River invertebrates in nets. Brian Zahn / Hearst Connecticut Media

NEW HAVEN >> Nine Common Ground High School students received a deluge of information about jobs at the Regional Water Authority’s Environmental Careers Summer Camp this week.

For six years, the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority has hosted the week-long survey of jobs available with the utility company for students at the environmentally-focused charter school through a grant from The Watershed Fund.

For the RWA, the training program could make a positive impact in the immediate future. Jean Dyer, vice president of service delivery with the RWA, said of the approximately 265 employees at the company, half will be eligible for retirement in the next five years.

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