GPSD's workforce is dedicated, diverse, and one-of-a-kind. The hard working men and women that make up GPSD keep your wastewater moving and return it to our natural waterways clean.
Like many businesses, GPSD faces the challenges of a seasoned workforce nearing retirement and the difficulty in recruiting individuals to a clean water career. It is critical for GPSD's future success that our workforce be prepared to meet the clean water demands in the 21st century.
The clean water workforce of the future will be different than it was 10 years ago and even today. Highly skilled, educated, and certified employees that give their all in a 24/7 utility are necessary for today's complex treatment plants and collection systems.
The Workforce Development Game Plan:
Workforce development must be a collaboration, not a mandate from leadership. In this regard, GPSD formed the Operations Workforce Development Committee. The goals of this committee are:
As time progresses, we anticipate another committee, the Professional Development Committee, which would focus on other areas of GPSD talent.