Get Real World Experience!

Cleveland Water Pollution Control has an apprenticeship program for Cleveland high school graduates who want to pursue a sewer maintenance career with the City of Cleveland.

The Construction Craft Laborer Apprenticeship Program uses classroom study and on-the-job training that allows Cleveland Metropolitan School District graduates to earn an income while starting a career in the wastewater industry.


Program Brochure



Must be 18 years of age by the application year enrollment deadline.


Must be a high school graduate of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District or have a General Education Development (GED) certificate.


Must have had at least a 2.0 GPA during all four years of high school and have a 90% attendance rate during that time. You also must provide proof of both.


Must submit a letter of recommendation from either an instructor or Guidance Counselor.

Apprenticeship Team

Getting Started

Anyone interested in the Construction Craft Laborer Apprenticeship Program, must also complete and submit an application for Pre-Apprenticeship Admission, and supply proof of parent or guardian approval.

Upon Successful completion of the Pre-Apprenticeship program, a candidate may be hired into the Apprenticeship Program as a full-time employee.  Successful applicants will be selected based on their ability to learn and work in the apprentice occupation as determined by a review and assessment by Water Pollution Control officials.

Application Form