Grand Rapids Community College is launching a new job training program to certify people to work on public water infrastructure.
The program includes collaborations with the cities of Grand Rapids and Kentwood.
Julie Parks is head of workforce training at GRCC. She says the training will make sure there are enough people to work on emerging water issues.
“You know we have PFAS in our area, we have lead in houses,” Parks says. “We need to have people who are trained to remove this and to make it safer for all of us.”