NGICP Equips Professionals with Green Skills

NGICP SealForty-six individuals recently earned credentials as the newest members of a skilled green workforce. In July, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and DC Water (Washington, D.C.) announced that these individuals have completed the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP).

In total, more than 100 people have earned NGICP certification in Baltimore, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, and Washington, D.C. this year. WEF, DC Water, and municipal partners developed the program to meet international best practice standards while verifying that all trainees have a standard set of skills and abilities. NGICP helps streamline the process of connecting qualified talent to in-demand jobs, supports community-based job creation in U.S. cities, and establishes national standards for professionals seeking to work on green infrastructure projects.

“The overwhelming interest in the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program has confirmed the need to train people to work in this growing segment of the water sector,” said WEF Executive Director Eileen O’Neill. “Through the program we have a tremendous opportunity to promote the implementation of green infrastructure projects and develop a skilled workforce for the betterment of our communities, economy, and environment.”

Additional training will take place in the fall with exams in November. For more information, send an email to ngicp@wef.org.

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