Olympic High School Students Learn about CTE Careers

Maintaining deep roots in the local community and forging connections with students studying STEAM and CTE curriculums is vitally important to Charlotte Water. Our organization understands that these students will become our future engineers and scientists!  

To that end, the construction of Stowe Regional Water Resource Recovery Facility includes an educational component. We are pursuing ongoing partnerships with nearby schools to develop collaborative programs that teach the next generation what it takes to build and run a state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plant through field trips, presentations, interactive nature trail exhibits and more.  

On February 26, Haskell Senior Project Manager Josh LeFevre teamed up with Charlotte Water’s Engineering Division Manager Nicole Bartlett and Chief Engineer Carl Wilson to make a presentation to and answer questions from Olympic High School students about Stowe Facility. Olympic High School has a strong Career and Technical Education Program, and its students have expressed interest in the construction and mechanical trades. Our team was thrilled to meet with the young scholars and introduce them both to the project, as well as to Haskell and Charlotte Water as potential future places to work. The students also learned about a wide array of exciting engineering and construction internships and careers that may be on the horizon for them.  

“We are always looking to partner with high schools to help develop our students toward whatever their goals may be,” LeFevre said.  

It is our hope that the students left the presentation motivated to keep working hard toward their academic goals and pursue these careers down the road!