Operator Training Committee of Ohio, Inc

3972 Indianola Avenue * Columbus, Ohio 43214-3158

Phone (614) 268-6826 * Fax (614) 268-3244

Email: otco@otco.org


"a process by which someone is taught the skills that are needed for an art, profession, or job."

Video from Cleveland Water's apprenticeship graduation. Featuring four former OTCO HS Initiative students from Glenville and Ginn Academy.

Ginn Academy


The objective of this initiative is to recruit and train the next generation of professionals to the Drinking Water and Wastewater Treatment field. Training is held during school for seniors and online and after school for juniors. The Ohio Department of Education has awarded OTCO with 48 Industry recognized credentials towards high school graduation. College credit is available for the training.

For 2019, the starting the average starting salary for operators was $12/hour for very small systems to $25/hours for large system. Ohio Administrative Codes 3745-7 06 states the minimum educational requirements for certification in this field is as follows:

  1. Be a high school senior;
  2. Documentation of successfully passing the general education development test or a statement of high school equivalence shall be accepted in lieu of a high school diploma ; or
  3. Completion of a vocational training program in the field of application may be accepted in lieu of a high school diploma .

If you are interested please one of the following:

Curtis L. Truss Jr. Executive Director curtis@otco.org

Sam Jacob, Water Course Coordinator sam@ohiowater.org

Ann Gliha, OTCO Instructor ann@otco.org


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