MSD offers scholarships to minority students

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ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District and Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville have formed a partnership to support and fund two minority scholarships for the Environmental Resource Training Center. The scholarships will offer the students access to working for MSD in maintaining and training in drinking water and waste treatment.

The scholarship will provide $3,500 toward each candidate’s tuition and fees to attend the Environmental Resource Training Center program in Water Quality Control Operations in 2015-2016.

The 11 month program will let students get hands-on experience in labs and treatment facilities. Upon completion of the program students will receive continuing education units and education credits towards certification as a drinking water or waste-water treatment system operators.

Students will get hands-on experience in labs and treatment shops as well as a work-study internship at a treatment plant and water facility.  Upon completion of the program students will receive continuing education units and will receive education credits applicable to a certification as a drinking water or waste-water treatment system operators.

MSD will also have to right to hire the students, with a salary range of $38,000 to $100,000.