Choosing a career is a big decision. As you consider which path to follow, think about a profession in which you can use your skills to benefit an entire community. Consider working for an organization that will invest in your professional development and will recognize excellence. Choose a career in public power.
Exciting Jobs in Public Power
Public power utilities employ thousands of people in a variety of jobs that combine public service with a technologically forward-looking industry. New technologies are being developed to generate, deliver, and use electricity; utilities are undertaking new environmental initiatives to meet and exceed customer expectations; and public power systems are becoming fast-paced public enterprises with competitive salaries. Many dynamic career opportunities are available for women and men with diverse educational backgrounds - from high school diplomas to advanced degrees.
Visit our online job board to see what kinds of opportunities are available at public power utilities.
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Apply for a scholarship
Our research and demonstration program, DEED (Demonstration of Energy & Efficiency Developments) offers scholarships to post-secondary students who are interested in working at a public power utility. Visit our DEED web pages to learn more about scholarship opportunities.
What is an apprenticeship?
Are you at least 18 years old? Do you have a high school diploma or GED? Are you looking for a challenging career? Do you want to make a difference in your community? If you have the right combination of education, skills, and physical abilities, a utility apprentice program may be right for you.
Apprenticeship programs offer high school graduates interested in skilled-trade positions an opportunity to develop the skills necessary to pursue a career with the electric utility. These programs combine classroom coursework with on-the-job training under the supervision of experienced employees. Many utilities have apprenticeship programs for lineworkers, machinists, electricians, meter electricians, utility constructions workers and cable splicers.
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