At OETC we have a mission. We believe that the delivery of safe drinking water and the removal and effective treatment of waste water are the cornerstones to a healthy population. Throughout history, human kind has been ravaged by plagues borne from, and festered by, inadequate disposal of wastes and spread by unsanitary drinking water, usually contaminated by that very waste.With the ever increasing acquisition of knowledge, we have discovered the biology of the microscopic, epidemiology and disinfection. But all around the world countless people die each day from diseases borne out of waste and spread through the very substance every living creature needs, drinking water. Even in the advanced civilisation of the world, we still have countless diseases and infections distributed through ineffective drinking water treatment. So too, our environment can only be as clean as our ability to clean up our wastewater; which in most communities represents the single largest environmental discharge to the natural environment.We at OETC firmly believe that through the dissemination of knowledge, these risks can be mitigated. Knowledge is Power and the more water and wastewater professionals know, the safer our entire community is. That is why we at OETC have created our mission statement, our guiding principles if you will on how we operate this organisation.Our Mission: Industry Leading - Environmentally Conscience - Knowledgeable - CompassionateIndustry LeadingOETC strives to stay ahead of the curve to offer the best training available in the industry.How do we do this?We at OETC also strive to be early adopters of technology to assist our industry in staying within the latest technological advancements. This has been done most recently with our utilisation and creation of our e-Training system. But we’re never sleep, we are always trying to make our ground breaking system better and look for new more effective ways to learn.Environmentally ConscienceOETC understands the importance of saving energy and will do its part to teach this environmental respect to others.How do we do this?Not only does OETC strive to bring some order to the Water / Wastewater training world through its e-Training method of course delivery but we also want to ensures that little to no fossil fuels are expended during an e-Training or on-Demand event. Conventional training requires the trainer to travel to the location of the training. Sometimes this is across the country or further. The course participant too must travel to the training location.Thousands of miles / kilometres of saved fuel are realised for every e-Training session.KnowledgeableOETC Believes that through the dissemination of knowledge we all benefit. How do we do this?OETC uses a very strict recruitment policy when accepting course developers and trainers. OETC developers/trainers are a very exclusive club of industry experts with years of knowledge and experience behind them. Each OETC e-Training course is completed with a course and trainer evaluation. OETC has a strict but fair internal policy on the required assessment scores of our courses and trainers. Trainers or courses not meeting OETC’s high standards are required to have their course content updated, trainer to undergo adult learning education or are removed from our system.CompassionateWe at OETC understand that every customer is someone important and everyone should have the financial capability to receive our industry leading training. How do we do this?OETC understands the unique challenges facing small communities without the tax / rate base to fund extensive training programs for their staff. For this reason if you work for a community with a population of less than 10,001 population you can apply for a full time 20% discount on all OETC course enrolments (not including live events or manuals). This reduces the financial burden to these communities and assists in our guiding principle of dissemination of knowledge. Click here fro more information.We at OETC firmly believe in the rights of First Nation peoples and want to assist with the unique challenges faced by these communities. Bands, Reserves or Native communities throughout North America may be eligible for a 20% discount for enrolments in all OETC courses. Click here for more information.OETC not only can deliver training throughout North America but we can also deliver our industry leading courses anywhere in the world. A high speed internet address is all you need.