The Birmingham Water Works Board awarded honor

The Birmingham Water Works Board is getting high praise.{} BWWB is now ranked 75th out of 125 leading organizations in employer-sponsored training and development programs.{} The honor was awarded at the Training Magazine Top 125 Awards Gala held on February 3, 2014, in San Diego, CA. Training magazine is a leading business publication with a focus for learning and development professionals."The utility ranked higher than a lot of larger companies, and achieved a higher ranking than last year," said BWWB General Manager, Mac Underwood. "It is a great accomplishment."The utility ranked 95th last year for its Leadership Development Program.{} Participants in the program tackled actual organizational challenges through completing a work-related team projectthat was approved by executive management.Rankings are determined through assessing a range of qualitative and quantitative factors.{} Some factors include financial investment in employee development, the scope of development programs, and how closely such development efforts are linked to business goals and objectives.