This week, at the Keewaytinook Centre of Excellence in Dryden, participants in the pilot delivery of the Entry-Level Course for Drinking Water Operators in First Nations take part in hands-on learning activities with trainers Phil Tangie and James Haskell. Through a partnership between the Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation, Keewaytinook Okimakanak and the Walkerton Clean Water Centre, the Entry-Level Course is being provided to meet the needs of operators in First Nations communities.
Background: The Walkerton Clean Water Centre is an agency of the Government of Ontario, established in 2004, to ensure clean and safe drinking water for the entire province. The Centre coordinates and provides education, training and information to drinking water system owners, operators and operating authorities, and the public, in order to safeguard Ontario’s drinking water. Through partnerships, the Centre also provides training for the 133 First Nations communities in Ontario. To date, high-quality training has been provided to more than 70,000 participants across Ontario. For more information please visit www.wcwc.ca.