RADF Investment: $2.4 million
Other Investment: $250,000
Total Investment: $3.25 million
Project Period: October 2011 - December 2013
Closer to Home is a province-wide succession, training and community capacity initiative aimed at attracting and retaining qualified water and wastewater operators, addressing the need for community-based solutions as the generational turnover of skilled water and wastewater operators becomes more prevalent. This project will train qualified candidates as operators up to an initial Level One certification standard, giving rural communities the competency to operatre rural systems to regulated requirements. The project's framework focuses on succession planning, recruitment, retention, mentoring, outreach support, ongoing competency development and community education.
Expected Outcomes and Benefits
All projects go through a selection process to ensure they will improve the quality of life for Albertans. This project meets this objective through the following outcomes and benefits: