IEWorks is dedicated to strengthening the water/wastewater workforce in the Inland Empire. With substantial funding from the US Department of Education and the CA High Road Training Partnership, IEWorks partners with Bay Area-based JVS and BAYWORK to leverage their success and best practices.
IEWorks will increase the number of highly qualified candidates for mission-critical positions in the water/wastewater industry, while ensuring economic equity across the Inland Empire. IEWorks will develop a diverse talent pipeline through apprenticeship, internship and career awareness opportunities.
Inland Empire Works (IEWorks) is devoted to strengthening the water/wastewater workforce by creating equitable pathways to water/wastewater careers. In collaboration with community partners and water agencies, IEWorks aspires to train and employ future water professionals.
Regional Training Workforce Consortium
Build a regional training workforce consortium that includes water/wastewater agencies, labor, educational institutions, and community organizations.
Deliver high-quality training leading to in-demand jobs in maintenance and operations (ex. Water Operators), using proven models like apprenticeship, internship and career awareness.
Address economic equity by prioritizing workers in communities where there is a disproportionate burden of income and environmental inequality including women, workers from the Black and Latinx communities, transition age youth, and those re-entering the workforce.