Blog module icon

Newport News Now

N3 Blog header

Newport News Now is a daily e-newsletter that launched in March 2016. Articles that ran in our newsletter between March 2016 and March 2018 are available on these pages. Newsletters produced beginning in April 2018 can be viewed on our new daily newsletter page.

View All Posts

Jun 19

Public Works Participates in Elementary School Career Days

Posted on June 19, 2017 at 10:34 AM by Communications Department

Recently, the Department of Public WorksPW Career 2 Trash_SC participated in Career Days at several elementary schools in Newport News. At Deer Park Elementary, Lee Hall Elementary, and R. O. Nelson Elementary schools students were brought outside to view equipment, see the machines in operation, and talk to the operators about their jobs. Students got exposure to a Solid Waste knuckleboom truck, a Street Maintenance frontend loader and street sweeper, Stormwater and Wastewater vacuum trucks and a Wastewater TV truck. The students enjoyed seeing the equipment and asking many questions.

At Yates Elementary School, PW Career 1_SCstudents from each grade were brought into the auditorium separately to talk to the presenters. Students were able to ask questions and chat with employees from Security Services, Wastewater FOG (Fats, Oils and Grease), Stormwater Vector Control as well as the Department’s Personnel Coordinator.