Maine Management Candidate School
JETCC, Maine DEP and DHHS, Maine Wastewater Control Association, and Maine Water Utilities Association are pleased to offer the Management Candidate School (MCS). This 12-month training program, which first started in Maine in September 2009, provides the intensive training, networking and skill-development coursework necessary to prepare the next generation of water and wastewater managers and leaders. With many of Maine’s current water and wastewater managers at or near retirement age, it is hoped that the individuals who complete the MCS program will be able to continue the critical work of managing the state’s water and wastewater treatment infrastructure. This exciting training program is aimed at mid-level operators with management potential.
Following a model established by Rhode Island, JETCC’s board of directors and the Maine Wastewater Control Association executive committee spearheaded the effort to launch this training program. For the first year, MWWCA and DEP provided significant financial support. The year-long program includes management courses, technical courses (such as engineering basics and construction planning) as well as skill training in areas such as personnel management, media relations, dealing with regulatory agencies, and budget preparation. Participants earn more than 60 training contact hours and will be able to count the training for two renewal cycles.
For information about current and upcoming MCS programs, click on the links above. For general information, contact JETCC at (207) 253-8020.
Maine Management Candidate School Graduating Class of 2011
Left to Right - Back Row: James Wallace, Portland Water District; Matt Zetterman, Kennebec Water District; Scott Paradis, Bangor Wastewater Treatment Plant; Mark Damon, Falmouth Wastewater Treatment Plant; William Alexander, Brunswick Topsham Water District; James McLaughlin, Baileyville Wastewater Treatment Plant; Jason Sockbeson, Penobscot Nation Water Pollution Control Facility; Scott Hesseltine, Lincoln Sanitary District Middle Row: Nelson "Skip" Murphy, Brewer Water Dept; Matt Small, Brewer Water Dept; Robert Lento, Mars Hill Utility District; Shawn Gifford, Lincoln Sanitary District; Michael Durant, Town of Kingfield; Damon Bickford, Clinton Water District; Cintya Bailey, Verso Paper; Wendy Pollard, Old Town Water District Kneeling: Jamie Holyoke, Hampden Water District; Kevin Luttrell, Bangor Water District; Duane Brown, Falmouth Wastewater Treatment Plant; Ron White, Kennebec Sanitary Treatment District; Lynn Woodard, Kennebec Sanitary Treatment District (Not pictured: Travis Jones, Bar Harbor Wastewater Division)
Maine Management Candidate School Graduating Class of 2010
Left to Right - Back Row: Gary Farnham, Boothbay Harbor Sewer District; Christopher Cline, Yarmouth Sewer District; Dale Quimby, Chick Hill Spray Facilities, Rangeley Middle Row: Nick Konstantoulakis, Mechanic Falls Sanitary District; Peter Elias, Anson-Madison Sanitary District; Sal Bartolotta, Great Salt Bay Sanitary District, Damariscotta; Andre Brousseau, MWWCA President; Leeann Hanson, JETCC Training Coordinator; Carl Leathers, Kennebec STD, Waterville; Steve Aievoli, Town of Lisbon; Soct Lausier, Kennebunkport WWTF Front Row: Jeannette Murch, Falmouth WWTP; Jennifer Nicholson, Brunswick Sewer District; Celeste Fletcher, Wells Sanitary District; Daniel Laflammer, City of Biddeford; Ty Morin, Sanford Sewerage District. (Not pictured: Peter Sherwood, Kennebec STD, Waterville; Michael Tibbetts Jr., York Sewer District; George Kathios, Kittery WPCF)