Do you want a rewarding career in a growing industry? Do you want higher pay and benefits, and opportunities for advanced education and training?
Energy is a diverse industry. Being employed in an energy occupation can include working for a utility company, a gas or oil company, a government research group, an energy education or environmental regulation agency, a nonprofit energy awareness and conservation organization, or for many other energy related companies or agencies. For example, one might be employed as a lineman for a utility company or as a photovoltaic (solar cell) installer for an energy company.
The Registered Apprenticeship model is well known and has served the training needs of a variety of businesses and industries over time. The basic components of the model are especially suited to the energy industry.
The apprenticeship model helps participants attain high performance through a cohesive process which links formal instruction in the form of a degree or certification with a standardized process of delivering and measuring hands-on/on-the-job learning (OJL).
For decades, registered apprenticeship programs have been successful by combining on-the-job learning with classroom theory supported by a strong mentoring component. The apprentice goes through a structured program established by the employer that includes incremental wage increases until he or she completes the course of training.
How it Works in Energy
Apprenticeship programs respond to real-world business goals, such as increased productivity/performance, greater efficiency, and improved attentiveness to safety concerns. Employers in the Energy Industry partner with credentialing and licensing agencies to ensure that apprentices get the training and instruction needed to meet the high level of competency required by the industry.
Some apprenticeable energy occupations are:
- Boiler Operators
- Estimators and Drafters
- Line Erectors
- Load Dispatchers
- Power Plant Operators
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