Date December 3, 2018
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Duquesne Light Company Trains Next Generation of Lineworkers through Partnership with Community College of Allegheny County
Now Accepting Applications for 2019-20 Electrical Distribution Technology Program
PITTSBURGH – Duquesne Light Company, in partnership with the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC), is now accepting applications for its 2019-20 Electrical Distribution Technology (EDT) program. The one-year program, which will begin in August 2019, is designed to prepare students for entry-level skilled craft positions associated with electric utilities. Duquesne Light also will be awarding five scholarships to deserving students.
Participants in the program will be exposed to the theoretical and practical aspects of working in an electric utility. This includes general education courses like math, introduction to information technology and AC theory, as well as the practical elements of working in overhead, underground and substation maintenance.
As with the 2018-2019 program, DLC will offer a five-week rotational internship at the end of the first semester, as well as a three-month internship at the end of the second semester, where students will be placed with a department. Upon completion of the program, students will receive a Certificate in Electrical Distribution Technology from CCAC.
“The EDT program is a great first step for individuals who are interested in a career in the electric utility industry,” said John Andzelik, Manager of Workforce Development, Duquesne Light. “We’re always looking for skilled talent, and those who successfully complete this program will be considered for future employment with Duquesne Light.”
To review the selection criteria, visit www.duquesnelight.com/EDT.The deadline to apply is April 1, 2019.
About Duquesne Light Company
Duquesne Light Company is a leader in the transmission and distribution of electric energy, offering superior customer service and reliability to more than a half a million customers in southwestern Pennsylvania.