A.C. Electric launches $6.5M program to educate N.J.’s future energy workforce

By Emily Bader
Mays Landing | Oct 15, 2018 at 11:04 am

Atlantic City Electric announced Friday it has joined four South Jersey workforce development board and three vocational schools to launch a six-year, $6.5 million program to educate New Jersey’s future energy workforce.

The launch of the program comes after Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law legislation to create jobs and drive a clean energy future for the state.

“Delivering a cleaner energy future for our customers tomorrow requires investing in the next generation of energy professionals now,” Dave Velazquez, CEO and president of Pepco Holdings, which includes AC Electric, Delmarva Power and Pepco. “Through this essential program, we will educate the workforce that will help keep our energy grid running, advance solar, wind and other clean energy technologies, and drive innovation in our industry.”

The initiative, which will start in early 2019, includes four programs:

  • Get into Energy Math and Boot Camp: Will provide education on math skills specific to the energy industry.
  • Women in Sustainable Employment Pathway: Is designed for women to explore non-tradition, in-demand jobs in the construction, gas, water, electric and energy sectors. i
  • Atlantic City Electric Line School: A four-week program with hands-on learning for students seeking an energy industry career as a line worker.
  • High School Energy Career Academy: A four-year program to prepare students in grades 9 to 12 to enter post-secondary education or move directly to a job with an energy company.

To learn more about the programs, click here.

Emily Bader | ebader@roi-nj.com | emilybader