Bethel Park – South Park Municipal Authority

Open House – Career Day

The Bethel Park – South Park Municipal Authority is having an Open House – Career Day at their Water Pollution Control Facility located at 3100 Piney Fork Road, South Park, PA 15129. The event will be held on September 21st from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.  The Water Sector Industry is one of the largest and most important industries in the world. Due to an aging work force and crumbling infrastructure, an estimated 3 million jobs will need to be filled in the next ten years in all aspects of the industry. Using a unique approach, students will be introduced to the Drinking Water and Wastewater Industries in a hands-on setting.  All trades will be represented through the Builders Guild of Pittsburgh or the trade unions themselves. The event is not just for students interested in the trades. Potential college students interested in engineering, computer science or environmental science are encouraged to attend. There will be design and process engineers, computer automation control, operations, and maintenance personnel on site along with utility companies First Energy and PA American Water to answer questions about career opportunities. This will give students a chance to talk to everyone from the engineers who design the facilities to the contractors and trades who construct them. Students interested in computer science can see automation on a large scale, as well as the latest technologies that control all aspects of the facility. They can take a tour and see first-hand how the facility was constructed and how it operates.  Having a career day in an industrial setting will give students a real-world experience on what it takes to design, construct and operate a facility in one of the largest industries in the world.