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New Energy Utility Technology program connects students, employers

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

To help fill a critical need for qualified workers in the energy utility industry, Erie Community College is offering a new Energy Utility Technology certificate program.


The new Energy Utility Technology program, developed in partnership with National Grid, National Fuel and IBEW Local 97, has combined the college’s overhead electric line worker and gas field operations technician training programs into one 30-credit certificate program.


For successful graduates of the program, job opportunities exist for overhead and underground line workers, meter workers, field service technicians and sub-station maintenance workers.


This 30 credit-hour program can be completed by full-time students in two semesters. An optional Electric Power Overhead Construction course at the college’s new Overhead Line Training School would be offered during the summer, and would be a requirement for students seeking employment as an overhead electrical lineworker. 


For more information, contact the ECC Choices in Technology office at 716-851-1575 or visit www.ecc.edu.


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