Water, Environment and Technology

Student Stories

Dawna Laetzch

Water, Environment & Technology Graduate

Most of us take clean tap water for granted. How it gets cleaned and who does the work is a mystery.

For Dawna Laetzch, however, the thought of where our drinking water comes from was intriguing; it made her think of the people who work to make sure it's safe for us to drink.

After a lay-off from her job at a local mill, Dawna took the opportunity to turn intrigue into knowledge in LBCC's Water, Environment and Technology program (or WET).

"LBCC's program training gave me the context and language I needed to prepare for my new career, and the internship gave me a foot in the door, familiarizing me with the processes and equipment at the plant."

A few weeks before completing the program, Dawna landed her first water treatment job at the City of Wilsonville's water treatment plant.

"The education I received from LBCC put me in a great position to make significant contributions to the health and safety of the public," Dawna said.

Dawna Laetzch