Duquesne Light Company celebrated the graduation of 24 students from its Electrical Distribution Technology (EDT) program on Aug. 5 at its Woods Run Training Facility on the North Shore. The EDT program, a partnership between the company and the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC), provides training for entry-level skilled craft positions associated with the electric utility industry. Students who graduate from the program have an opportunity for employment at Duquesne Light.
The company event also marked the start of the 2017-18 EDT program and welcomed 22 new students. Duquesne Light once again awarded full-tuition scholarships to three of the incoming students. The 2017-18 program will offer students a five-week rotational paid internship at the end of the first semester, as well as a two-month paid internship at the end of the second semester. Students are placed in departments within the company during the internships.
The Company’s EDT program began in the fall of 2002, and has since evolved into a one-year program completed entirely at Duquesne Light facilities, in which graduates earn a Certificate of Electrical Distribution Technology and 44 credits toward a 64-credit Associate’s Degree from CCAC. Those interested in learning more about the program and reviewing the selection criteria should visit the EDT page at DuquesneLight.com/about/careers.
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