Federal Way students who are on the Scholar Advisory to the Superintendent learned about the wastewater management industry and other public works career opportunities during a tour Lakehaven Water & Sewer District’s Lakota Wastewater Treatment Plant Oct. 17. Courtesy Federal Way Public Schools

Federal Way students learn about career opportunities during Lakota treatment plant tour

On Oct. 17, Federal Way Public School scholars toured Lakehaven Water & Sewer District’s Lakota Wastewater Treatment Plant in Federal Way. Lakehaven leadership shared the high expectations and characteristics of successful employees, and scholars learned about the different career opportunities from management to field workers.

The students, members of the Scholar Advisory to the Superintendent, convened in the Lakota administrative building where they met with the water operations manager and development engineer to discuss jobs in the public waste treatment sector, ranging from engineers, to electricians, to wastewater operators, to custodians and more. They then toured the maintenance building and spoke with the field operations manager and supervisor about jobs out in the field maintaining pipes, water meters and other infrastructure. Students then toured the wastewater treatment plant.

“We are glad to partner with the school district to show students how wastewater is treated and to introduce them to potential jobs in the public health industry,” Lakehaven Water & Sewer District Commissioner Ron Nowicki said in a press release.

The Scholar Advisory to the Superintendent was convened by Superintendent Tammy Campbell to provide student voice and perspective on how things are going in FWPS and to provide leadership and educational opportunities throughout the year for scholars.

“It’s invaluable for our scholars to connect with employers to learn about career fields they may not have previously known existed,” Campbell said in a press release. “The tour at Lakota Wastewater Treatment Plant is a great example of showcasing employment opportunities for our scholars right here in Federal Way.”

Lakehaven Water & Sewer District provides water and sewer services to approximately 112,000 residents in Federal Way, small portions of surrounding cities and unincorporated King County.

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