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WQA Career Center expands job postings and resume search

New seminars for professional certification set for fall around country

LISLE, Ill.– The Water Quality Association said today it has expanded its online Career Center to allow job seekers in the water treatment industry to find hundreds of new job postings and employers to find thousands of new resumes of potential candidates.

“This is a big step forward for us,” said Susan Barkach, WQA’s Business Operations Director. “We believe our Career Center provides a highly targeted marketplace for companies looking to hire the next generation of water treatment professionals and for individuals looking to take the next step in their career.”

Among the new features, the WQA Career Center now includes free unlimited internship postings, often a valuable tool for employers trying to find new talent and for job seekers hoping to gain valuable experience. The jobs posted on the WQA Career Center page are also automatically distributed across the world’s largest Twitter job channel network, segmented by geography and job type, allowing companies to reach active and passive candidates on Twitter.

“Now that summer vacations are over and we’re past Labor Day, job seekers are more focused on moving forward in their careers,” Barkach said. “WQA’s Career Center gives them a unique place to look for jobs in sales, testing, engineering and installation within the science and water industries.”

Along with job postings, the WQA Career Center provides resources such as resume writing and career coaching along with reference checking. It also offers opportunities for companies to advertise on the Career Center pages.

In addition to the new Career Center opportunities, WQA is launching a series of seminars based on the Modular Education Program (MEP) around the country this fall, helping water treatment professionals make progress toward professional certification.

“Service techs are now expected to talk knowledgably about drinking water issues when they go into a home,” said Tanya Lubner, PhD, WQA’s Professional Training and Certification Director. “The MEP provides the training they need to get certified and set themselves and their companies apart for greater success within the industry.”

Upcoming seminars will be held at the Eastern Water Quality Association in Macungie, Pa. on September 19th, the Ohio Water Quality Association in Sandusky, Ohio on September 29th, the Minnesota Water Quality Association in Lakeville, Minn. on October 12th and the Pacific Water Quality Association in City of Industry, Calif. on October 18th.

“This is an excellent opportunity for dealers to move their people toward certification without having to study on their own,” Lubner said. “We’re there to help them every step of the way.”

Pre-registration is required for all seminars. Registration forms are available at For more information, contact Daniel LeBlanc at

WQA is a not-for-profit trade association representing the residential, commercial, and industrial water treatment industry. Since 1959, the WQA Gold Seal certification program has been certifying products that contribute to the safe consumption of water. The WQA Gold Seal program is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Standards Council of Canada (SCC).

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