Creating a pipeline to energy careers

By Karen Young

To help build a skilled workforce, companies like National Grid are partnering with high schools to offer a six-year program called P-Tech. Under this model, students can enroll for grades 9-14 to earn both a high school and an associate’s degree in science, technology, engineering or math related fields, commonly referred to as STEM. We’re partnering with Energy Tech High School, located in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens. Ken Daly, COO U.S. Electric, was interviewed by CNN Money for a story on why companies are stepping up to partner with high schools and what skills students learn that are applicable for a job at National Grid and/or the industry.  Read the story here.  

National Grid is one of the founding industry partners of Energy Tech High School which opened in the Fall of 2013. The STEM-inspired school recently celebrated its second graduating class. Ken delivered the keynote address, congratulating the students on their achievements and noting that as an industry partner the company is pleased to help the students prepare for productive technical careers in our local communities and to support their development as future leaders in the energy industry. Click here for more on the graduation event and our partnership.

Joining Ken (second from left) at the Energy Tech graduation ceremony from left to right: Amy Drogalis, Process and Performance and Energy Tech Industry Mentor; Erin Cunia, New Talent Development; Dennis Jenkins, Learning and Development; and Juana Silverio, NY JDx Customer & Community Management.

 

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