Throughout time, engineers have turned imagination and fantasy into reality. The modern world we live in wouldn’t be possible without the marvels of engineering. For example, consider the invention of the wheel as one of the oldest examples of how engineering has transformed our lives.

Every community needs clean water – and every community needs people who work to ensure we all have clean water. Water Engineers play a critical role in providing clean, safe water to sustain life and support our economy. This includes planning, designing, and constructing new facilities and maintaining existing ones.

This year’s National Engineers Week is February 19-25, 2023. According to the National Society of Professional Engineers, this week is “dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing the understanding of and interest in engineering careers.”

Individuals interested in pursuing Engineering careers typically require an interdisciplinary study of math, science, and some business principles. To become licensed, engineers must complete a four-year college degree, work under a Professional Engineer (PE) for at least four years, pass two intensive competency exams and earn a license from the State’s licensing board. To retain the license, PEs must continually maintain and improve their skills throughout their careers by fulfilling continuing education requirements.

To find out what careers and jobs are currently available in the Coachella Valley community, check out the various career and job openings here.