Duquesne Light Company, in partnership with the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC), is now accepting applications for its 2018-19 Electrical Distribution Technology (EDT) program. The one-year program, which will begin in August 2018, is designed to prepare students for entry-level skilled craft positions associated with electric utilities. Duquesne Light also will be awarding three scholarships again this year.
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 2017-2018 program, DLC will offer a five-week rotational internship at the end of the first semester, as well as a two-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 serves as the initial step for individuals interested in a career in Overhead and Underground,” said John Andzelik, Manager of Workforce Development, Duquesne Light. “We’re always looking for skilled talent, and those who excel in the program and demonstrate the right abilities 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 30, 2018.