Ten local high school seniors recently graduated from DLC’s Electrical Distribution Technology (EDT) Boot Camp during a special ceremony held at our Woods Run facility. The six-week program, which is administered through a partnership with the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC), is designed to prepare participants for the Company’s EDT Program and its selection criteria.
Throughout Boot Camp, students participated in trainings at CCAC’s Allegheny campus that focused on the basic skills, knowledge and abilities that applicants would need to apply for a skilled craft position in the electric utility industry. This also included preparation for taking the Construction and Skilled Trades (CAST) exam, which is the first step in applying for a skilled craft position at Duquesne Light.
“The EDT Boot Camp is a great, new way we’re preparing students to pass the CAST exam,” said John Andzelik, Manager, Workforce Development. “We’re always looking for skilled talent, and we believe this program can help shape the next generation of employees at DLC.”
Recognizing the graduates
In addition to receiving a certificate of completion as their family members and friends looked on, the students also reported out on their experience in Boot Camp, including what interested them in participating, their favorite lesson during the program and their greatest takeaway.
An additional EDT Boot Camp will take place this summer, and additional details will be provided in the coming weeks. To learn more about the EDT Program, visit the following link.
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