This one-year management training program is designed to develop essential skills to propel candidates into management positions.

The Massachusetts Wastewater Management Training Program is sponsored by NEIWPCC, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, and the Massachusetts Water Environment Association. The program is based on the successful management training programs in Maine, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. Participants meet once a month for twelve months, addressing a new topic each month. The 2019/2020 program graduated 21 qualified operators.

With the support of their facilities, the program requires that participants make firm commitments to attend each of the twelve-monthly meetings. Attendance at each class is mandatory to complete the program and earn 72 training contact hours.

Program Details

Classes are typically held on the same day of each month (e.g., 2nd Wednesday) at the Richard Alden Training Facility in Millbury, Mass. Some sessions may be held at other locations throughout the state. Topics may include:

  • Introduction to Management
  • Advanced Process Control
  • Working with the Media
  • Finance & Budgeting
  • NPDES Permitting & State Regulations
  • Engineering Design & Blueprint Reading
  • Performance Management
  • Safety in Wastewater Treatment Plants
  • Asset Management
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Laboratory Procedures & Microbiology
  • Job Shadowing

Example – 2019/2020 Wastewater Management Training Schedule

Program Application & Selection Process

Candidates can be nominated by their supervisors or self-nominated. Students and their WWTP need to make a firm commitment to attend each of the monthly sessions. The 2022/2023 program wrapped up in August 2023. We anticipate opening the next application period in Fall 2024 with classes starting in March 2025.