Fossil-fueled power plants account for approximately 50 percent of the electricity produced in the United States. As demand for electricity is projected to grow, and as experienced employees are reaching retirement age, opportunities for skilled fossil plant employees are expected to be strong.
We have teamed up with several colleges/universities to develop Power Plant Technology training programs that provide the education, experience and skills necessary to succeed in this challenging field. Through the coursework offered in these training programs, students learn about the operation and maintenance of plant equipment and tools, as well as rigging and system troubleshooting. Well-qualified students also may have the opportunity to complete a paid internship at one of our fossil plants prior to graduation. Internships require that students have completed the first two semesters of coursework and have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.
Students who successfully complete the two-year academic program will earn an Associate of Technical Studies degree in Power Plant Technology, and will be given consideration for full-time employment upon graduation. To learn more about the operation and maintenance jobs at our fossil power plants, please visit our Power Plant Careers page.
For more information about the Power Plant Technology programs, please visit the schools’ websites.*
- Youngstown State University – Youngstown, OH
- Eastern Gateway Community College – Steubenville, OH
- Pierpont Community & Technical College – Fairmont, WV
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