AWSOM Students Demonstrate Their Skills

City of Kawartha Lakes – Nov. 5, 2014

On Tuesday October 28, 12 students from the Advanced Water Systems Operation and Management (AWSOM) program at Fleming College attended the Eastern Ontario Water Works Association (EOWWA) Regional Conference in Kingston, Ontario.

As part of the conference, the students participated in two operator challenges and a team of AWSOM students won the first challenge by scoring highest on a 44-question test. The two teams of AWSOM students received honourable mentions for their results in the second challenge, which involved constructing a pipe network that would pass pressure tests.

Fleming AWSOM students

“I am very proud of our students and how well they represented themselves and the AWSOM program,” said Ken MacDonnell, Coordinator of the Advanced Water Systems Operations and Management program at Fleming College.
The students also attended guest lectures and met with industry professionals at the conference.
The Advanced Water Systems Operation and Management Co-op program is new to Fleming College and is part of School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences at Frost Campus in Lindsay, Ontario. The 37-week Graduate Certificate program prepares students to work in water treatment, water distribution, and wastewater treatment, as well as in inspection or enforcement. The program includes a 12-week paid co-op placement in a facility or industrial setting. Students in the program have access to the innovative research occurring at the Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment located on the Frost Campus.