With funding from the California Workforce Development Board’s High Road Training Partnership (HRTP), the CA Municipal Utilities Association (CMUA) was recently awarded $4M to develop a statewide workforce development program focused on diversity, equity and inclusion that will result in trained workers who will secure jobs in the public utilities industry throughout the State.  Partners include IEWorksJVSWELLCAAWEF, and New Ways To Work.  The California Water, Wastewater, and Energy Workforce Development Program aims to create a workforce pipeline for underrepresented populations and stable industry partnerships to ensure ongoing placement of trained workers in industry jobs, which are high quality and well-paid with great benefits and opportunities for advancement.