Launched in 2008, PowerPathway is a nationally-recognized workforce development model to enlarge the talent pool of local, qualified, diverse candidates for skilled craft and utility industry jobs through training program partnerships with educational, community-based and government organizations. PowerPathway helps people throughout the PG&E service territory, including women and military veterans, prepare and compete for high demand jobs in the utility and energy industry.
Students receive approximately 8 weeks (320 hours) of industry-informed curriculum to ensure the academic, job specific, employability skills and physical training necessary to effectively compete for entry-level employment. Programs may also include hands-on training and On the Job Training as well. See our 2020 training schedule.
Eligibility standards for consideration into a PowerPathway program include:
- 18 years or older
- High School Diploma or GED
- Valid Class C Driver’s License
- Ability to work in the United States
- No Felonies (7 yrs.)
- Clean Driving Record (7 yrs.)
- Eligible for PG&E Pre-Employment Testing
- Live within 20 miles of training location(s)
Please note, some programs require a drug screen and physical assessment requirement.
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