JCC’s new water treatment training program meets community needsIn the summer of 2019, not long after Paula Snyder was named executive directo...JCC’s new water treatment training program meets community needs
In the summer of 2019, not long after Paula Snyder was named executive director of Jamestown Community College’s Cattaraugus County Campus, she was approached by the county’s environmental health director, Eric Wohlers.
Wohlers told Snyder that local municipalities were desperate for certification and training courses that were closer to home for their water treatment operators. As it was, communities in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua and Allegany counties were often shipping their operators halfway across the state for required training.
“For our small communities that are cash strapped,” Wohlers said, “it was almost cost prohibitive to send more than one person.”