What Works


Promising Practice of the Month

April 2017


 Water Works!
Investing Together for a Stronger America


The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) offers individuals and businesses the tools, training and economic opportunities necessary to support a strong, inclusive, local economy and skilled workforce. The Commission – in partnership with other water and wastewater utilities, government agencies, non-profits, and others – is able to support workforce development programs that train and connect job-seekers to training, work experience and apprenticeships that lead to rewarding careers.

Click here to see the Water Works! PowerPoint that was presented during the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) Workforce Development Council (WDC) 2017 Winter Meeting!

Thousands of jobs will open up in the next decade to build and maintain water and wastewater infrastructure, many of which, offer stable, middle-class careers. These jobs provide competitive wages and benefits along with career pathways. SFPUC offers career opportunities in these fields and is investing in K-12 education and workforce development to enhance the competitiveness of young people in the job market.

The Commission’s investments will help strengthen communities and develop a stronger pipeline of skilled and diverse workers for mission-critical positions.  Their multi-faceted approach includes ecoliteracy and sustainability, STEM teaching and learning, and career prearedness.  

Want to learn more about San Francisco Public Utilities Commission program? Click here!

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For more information on the WDC’s Best Practice Committee contact Megan Judge, mjudge@usmayors.org or (202) 861-6735.