Energy Career Opportunities for Atlantic City Residents
September 7, 2022
Plans are in place to provide Atlantic City residents with new career opportunities in the energy field through a new workforce development initiative announced today by the City of Atlantic City and Atlantic City Electric. Atlantic City’s infrastructure program would focus on under-resourced community members, allowing participants to gain utility training and job skills to prepare them for promising careers in energy .
The Atlantic City infrastructure program aims to build on a broader, six-year, $6.5 million South Jersey workforce development program that Atlantic City Electric launched in 2019. This program would be run as part of an effort with four South Jersey Workforce Development Councils and three vocational schools. .
“Our administration is focused on developing the workforce in our community,” said Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small, Sr. “It’s important that we provide our residents with as many options as possible. into the job market and that we provide opportunities for them that they usually don’t get.. We look forward to working with Atlantic City Electric to position our residents to succeed and thrive.
“We are excited to do our part to ensure that we help people in our communities secure jobs that may be difficult for underserved populations to achieve,” said Tyler Anthony, President and CEO of Pepco Holdings. , which includes Atlantic City Electric. “This program, along with our broader workforce development efforts, is key to changing that narrative and supporting program graduates with job opportunities and a pathway to the middle class.”
Atlantic City Infrastructure Program participants would participate in a 14-week program, two days a week for three hours each. The plan is for the training to take place at the Carnegie Library Center in Atlantic City and the Atlantic City Electric Utility Training Yard located at the Anthony “Tony” Canale Training Center in Egg Harbor Township. Program training would be provided by the Atlantic Cape Community College under the South Jersey Workforce Development Program. If passed at the Atlantic City Council meeting in September 2022, the first cohort of 15 people would begin training on November 1, 2022. The program would then run two cohorts per year.
In addition to these results-based workforce development programs, Atlantic City Electric has several initiatives that help open doors to new career opportunities for South Jersey residents and students:
- The company recently joined Jingoli Power in providing jobs for 16 Atlantic City young adults as part of its Atlantic City/Brigantine Community Reliability Project.
- The Company’s High School Energy Career Academy is a four-year program focused on preparing students in grades 9 through 12 for entry into post-secondary education or direct transition to employment in the energy field. energy.
- Its Spark Internship Program provides an eight-week paid summer work experience and work-readiness education for South Jersey high school juniors and seniors interested in engineering, computer science, technical services, trades, environmental studies and other areas relevant to the energy industry.
- The Exelon STEM Academy is a free six-day summer program by Atlantic City Electric’s parent company, where high school and high school girls participate in activities designed to support their understanding of STEM career options and college programs that can help them access and succeed in a number of energy-related positions.
- Through the company’s Community Scholars program, hundreds of South Jersey students have received assistance of up to $5,000 to pursue education in a variety of disciplines, including STEM and business-related fields.
Atlantic City residents interested in participating in the Atlantic City Infrastructure Program can contact Rachele Dorsey at [email protected]
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