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Apprenticeship Fair June 27, 2024

As part of the construction of the new West Parish Water Treatment Plant the Commission is excited to host an apprenticeship fair to highlight the many apprenticeship and career opportunities arising from construction.   Building trades apprenticeship programs can be the first step in establishing a life-long career!  

Learn more about these opportunities at an Apprenticeship Fair on Thursday, June 27, 2024, 10 AM – 1PM at the UMass Center at Springfield.

Who should attend: All are welcome! The event might be of interest for high school students and career-changing individuals looking to explore career opportunities in building trades and associated industries. 

When: Thursday, June 27, 2024; Drop in anytime between 10 AM – 1PM. (Remarks will be at 11 AM)

Where: UMass Center at Springfield (located in Tower Square)
1500 Main Street, Springfield, MA

Parking/Bus Routes: Event location served by multiple FREE PVTA routes; Visit to plan your trip; Validated parking available at Tower Square garage.

What to expect at the fair: Representatives from a variety of trades and construction companies will be in attendance to provide information on career pathways in their respective industries and answer questions. There will also be opportunities for several on-the-spot applications. 

Refreshments will be provided.

Attendees include (check back for updates):
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)
Carpenters Union
Massachusetts Division of Apprentice Standards
Fernandes Masonry, Inc.
Wayne J. Griffin Electric
Springfield Water and Sewer Commission

About the new West Parish Water Treatment Plant: The Springfield Water and Sewer Commission is advancing the construction of the new West Parish Water Treatment Plant located in Westfield, MA. The new facility will replace aging infrastructure, address regulatory compliance, improve resiliency, and modernize the drinking water system for the 21st century. Visit our website to learn more about the project:

About the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission: The Springfield Water and Sewer Commission is an independent, regional public utility that provides drinking water and wastewater service to approximately 250,000 people in the lower Pioneer Valley. The Commission provides retail drinking water service to Springfield and Ludlow, and regional drinking treatment to Agawam, Longmeadow, East Longmeadow, and Southwick, as well as emergency/peak service to several other communities. The Commission provides retail wastewater service to Springfield and regional wastewater treatment to West Springfield, Agawam, Longmeadow, East Longmeadow, Wilbraham, and Ludlow.

Questions and more information: contact the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission at or 413-452-1300.