Power Careers Program Information Sessions

October 6th, 2014

Monday, October 6th at 9:00am and 11:00am
Dan L. Terhune Student Services Building, Room 109
A Duke Energy Power Careers Manager will share information about the program and how to apply.

What is the Power Careers Program?
The Power Careers Program is designed provide students an introduction to the business of power plant operations, support students’ completion of targeted two-year Associate Degrees and ultimately provide a career opportunity with Duke Energy.

What are the qualifications for the program?
• Students must be a high school graduate, 18 years of age and have a valid driver’s license
• Students must maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA
• Students must be enrolled in an approved two-year AAS degree curriculums at a community/technical college
• Students must have an anticipated graduation date not earlier than May 2016
• Students must have a demonstrated interest in pursuing a craft career in power plant operations

What is the course of study to be considered for the program?
The relevant programs that students can take to be eligible for our program include:
1. Industrial Systems Technology
2. Electrical Systems Technology
3. Electric Power Production Technology
4. Electrical Engineering Technology
5. Mechanical Engineering Technology
6. Mechatronics

What are the hours of work for the student worker?
The student can work up to 20 hours per week for 11 weeks during each semester and up to 40 hours per week during the summer months. (Students are not required to work 40 hours during the summer, since SCC students in these programs attend classes full time in the summer, they may work 20-25 hours.) Plans are to rotate the student worker through I&C, Mechanic and Operator positions every semester. If a student is selected after completing one year of study at a community college, he or she must be able to work one summer and two semesters as a student worker. Students are eligible for a $650 scholarship each semester if a 3.0 grade point average is maintained and on-the-job evaluations are good.

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