Five years ago, Tara Chattergoon had trouble keeping her head above water in a retail management career that left her unhappy and stressed out. Now she’s found great satisfaction in a career that has her testing the waters every day.
Out of 110,000 employed nationwide as water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators, only 8% are women, according to 2019 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. But that hasn’t stopped Chattergoon from pursuing the opportunities for growth and rewards in this essential services career that’s vital to protecting public health and the environment. … Continue reading PBSC water treatment grad garners licenses and breaks barriers
Palm Beach State College at Palm Beach Gardens will highlight environmental issues associated with water at its 7th annual Earth Day celebration April 12-14.
The three-day celebration features speakers, a night of stargazing and an outdoor festival with more than 15 vendors and exhibits aimed to educate students and the community to “Recycle, Repurpose and Renew.” All events are free and open to the public.
The celebration kicks off April 12 and 13 with “Earth Talks” featuring local experts who will present on such topics as pasture-raised poultry farming in Okeechobee, … Continue reading Earth Day celebration to highlight water environmental issues