Whether you're high-school aged or looking for your second career, these free classes in the San Francisco Bay Area promise to get you started.

The Bay Area Consortium for Clean Water Education (BACCWE) has announced that registration is open Dec. 1-5 for its free plant operator education program.

The courses are being offered in partnership with Gavilan College and feature clean water education at industry sites throughout the San Francisco Bay Area at no cost to the students, who range from high-school aged to those interested in a second career.

Upcoming classes include Beginning Wastewater Treatment Operations, which covers an introduction to the operations and maintenance of a wastewater treatment facility; and Introduction to Water/Wastewater Technology, which covers an introduction to the water and wastewater distribution industry.

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The program gives existing treatment plant employees the opportunity to advance in their careers and become plant operators. For more information about the program and the classes — including dates, times and locations — visit baccwe.org.

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