Plans are in place to give residents of Atlantic City new opportunities for careers in the energy field through a new workforce development initiative announced today by the City of Atlantic City and Atlantic City Electric. The Atlantic City Infrastructure Program would focus on under resourced community members, enabling participants to gain utility training and work ready skills to prepare them for promising careers in the energy field.
The Atlantic City Infrastructure Program is intended to build on a broader six-year, $6.5 million South Jersey Workforce Development Program that Atlantic City Electric launched in 2019. This program would be executed through an effort with four South Jersey workforce development boards and three vocational schools.
“Our administration is laser-focused on workforce development in our community,” said Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small, Sr. “It’s important we give our residents as many options as possible in the job market and provide them with opportunities they may not typically get. We look forward to working with Atlantic City Electric to put our residents in a position to succeed and prosper.”
“We are excited to do our part to ensure we are helping the people in our communities secure jobs that can be hard to reach for underserved populations,” said Tyler Anthony, president and CEO of Pepco Holdings, which includes Atlantic City Electric. “This program, along with our broader workforce development efforts, are critical to changing that narrative and are supporting program graduates with job offers, and a pathway to the middle class.”
Participants in the Atlantic City Infrastructure Program would take part in a 14-week program, two days per week for three hours each. The plan is for training to take place at the Carnegie Library Center in Atlantic City and at the Atlantic City Electric utility training yard located at the Anthony “Tony” Canale Training Center in Egg Harbor Township. Program education would be provided by Atlantic Cape Community College through the South Jersey Workforce Development Program. If passed during the September 2022 Atlantic City Council meeting, the first cohort of 15 individuals would begin training on November 1, 2022. The program would then hold two cohorts annually.
In addition to these results focused workforce development programs, Atlantic City Electric has several initiatives that are helping to open doors to new career opportunities for residents and students across South Jersey:
Residents of Atlantic City interested in participating in the Atlantic City Infrastructure Program can contact Rachele Dorsey at Rachele.Dorsey@exeloncorp.com.
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