Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) is helping students to further their career in water technology and growing the Utility Department's workforce. On Friday, August 12, Jeremiah Avery received a full scholarship to complete the Water Technology Program at Dona Ana Community College. Avery was recognized at a signing ceremony this morning at the Las Cruces Utilities Administration Building. The scholarships can be valued up to $42,500 when considering housing, food, books, other fees associated with the program, and certifications. In addition, he will be provided with up to 20 hours of paid work a week and tutoring with the water utility. Avery has committed to working with LCU after graduation.
The LCU Internship Program has been operating for about four years and has developed a handful of graduates. The scholarships help to ensure the continuation of reliable, safe drinking water for the City of Las Cruces, and reliable wastewater service for the future.
For more information on the LCU Internship Program use the following link: https://www.las-cruces.org/1243/Internship-Program.