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Posted on: January 19, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Quick Path to Energy program offers free training to enter the energy/utilities industry

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(Deptford, NJ) The Gloucester County Board of Commissioners, the Gloucester County Workforce Development Board and Rowan College of South Jersey in coordination with Atlantic City Electric (ACE) will be offering information sessions to residents interested in starting a career in the energy and utilities industry.

Commissioner Director Robert M. Damminger said, "The ACE Quick Path to Energy program is designed as a direct solution to the energy and utilities industry's immediate need for skilled workers, introducing and preparing residents to transition directly into the industry."

Commissioner Heather Simmons Liaison to the Department of Economic Development said, "The county holds free workforce training programs for Atlantic City Electric designed to help students in the programs gain the skills and requirements necessary to enter the energy and utilities industries."

“By offering these programs through the college for no charge, we hope to prepare interested residents to meet the entry requirements set by the energy and utilities industries and encouraging them to enter the field. Successful participants may even have the opportunity to complete the pre-employment process, including an interview with ACE, or another industry-leading company,” Commissioner Simmons said.

Simmons also adds that the last class of students had a 100% success rate for passing the CAST test.

To qualify in the ACE Quick Path to Energy (QPE) program, participants must be residents of New Jersey, 18 years of age and older and have a valid driver's license. Participants must have a high school diploma or equivalent, and will be assessed to determine if their current math and reading levels meet the class requirement. 

Our goal is to facilitate high-skill and high-wage employment through a series of career and technical education and industry-preparatory training sessions, academic refresher virtual seminars, and workforce preparation.

At the end of the program, successful participants may have the opportunity to complete the pre-employment process, including an interview with ACE, or another industry-leading company

Information sessions will be held at Rowan College of Gloucester County on:

  • Wednesday, January 27, 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 3, 6 p.m. 

Additional training classes will be offered by local colleges at training sites in the southern counties of Atlantic, Camden, Cumberland, and Salem.

For more information or to register for this event please call 856-415-2216.


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