California American Water Proudly Recognizes the American Water Charitable Foundation 2022 Workforce Readiness Grantees

Recipients include Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento and the North State Building Industry Foundation (NSBIF)

SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The American Water Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization established by American Water, the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, recently announced that two organizations were awarded a 2022 Workforce Readiness Grant, supporting communities served by California American Water.

“California American Water is extremely pleased to see support for workforce development in the Sacramento region through American Water Charitable Foundation’s Workforce Readiness Grant,” said Kevin Tilden, President of California American Water. “We know that supporting the next generation through on-the-job training provided by Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento and the North State Building Industry Foundation is a key part of improving the diverse communities we serve.”

The Workforce Readiness grant is part of the American Water Charitable Foundation’s Keep Communities Flowing Grant Program, focusing on three pillars of giving: Water, People and Communities.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento will use the grant funding to continue its job training partnership with the Cosumnes River College Technology Management Program to provide students with over 2,000 hours of hands-on construction experience on jobsites with instructors and superintendents. Historically, 95 percent of students who graduate the program go on to find jobs in the construction field or are accepted into programs to further their education.

NSBIF will use its grant funds to enroll additional youth into its work readiness program for 18 to 24-year-olds. The program focuses on enrolling foster youth, those who are economically disadvantaged, ex-offenders, and those who live in zip codes that have the highest unemployment insurance claims in Sacramento County. NSBIF focuses on exposing youth to careers in construction, utilities, and energy, all of which are high-growth industries that provide livable wages.

California American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), provides high-quality and reliable water and wastewater services to more than 725,000 people. Information regarding California American Water’s service areas can be found on the company’s website

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