Over the years, the term "infrastructure" has undoubtedly taken on new meaning. Not only are there great career opportunities in this growing field, but there is a constant need due to the ever-changing expansions. As a result of this growth, Mayor Muriel Bowser's administration developed the District of Columbia Infrastructure Academy (DCIA), led by the Department of Employment Services (DOES).
DOES has opened the DCIA to recruit, screen, coordinate and train residents for infrastructure jobs in Washington, D.C. DCIA partners with leading companies, like Pepco, in this high-demand field to propel aspiring professionals toward fulfilling careers in the energy and utility fields.
Pepco has been a proud partner and stakeholder of the Academy since its inception in 2018. Our specialized utility training and programs prepare residents for careers with us or one of our contractors of choice. Residents with a passion for this industry will strategically engage in training focused on essential math, overhead line work, mechanical skills, work readiness, electrical theory and occupation-specific skills.
COVID-19 has not stopped the Academy's recruitment. DOES seamlessly adapted and worked collaboratively with us and the other Academy partners, providing a way for residents to continue this program virtually. DCIA now uses a hybrid model, where residents receive uninterrupted training and are still provided with employment opportunities that lead to careers.
Your pathway to success begins at the DC Infrastructure Academy. Learn more about DCIA's programs, services, requirements and upcoming virtual events here.
The PHI companies of Atlantic City Electric, Delmarva Power and Pepco manage the Emergency Services Partnership Program to build relationships with key stakeholders including the police, fire and emergency management personnel who work side-by-side with our employees when disasters strike.
The Emergency Services Partnership Program provides education to ensure first responders have the proper safety information to keep them, their teams, and the general public safe. Programs include training for police, fire and public works personnel regarding electricity and natural gas, with representation from each stakeholder during emergency response drills and exercises.
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The Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD) was formed to help utilities work together to find solutions for workforce shortages in the utility industry. It is the first partnership between utilities, their associations, contractors, and unions to focus on the need to build a skilled workforce pipeline that will meet future industry needs.
The CEWD is at the forefront of communicating the skills and knowledge necessary for current and future workers. Additionally, CEWD partners with educators across the country to create scalable career pathways for energy jobs.
The Energy Providers Coalition for Education (EPCE) offers up-to-date and relevant online energy programs that meet the emerging needs of the energy industry. EPCE’s programs are targeted specifically for careers in the energy industry and are designed for working adults pursuing more education while balancing work, family, and other personal commitments.
Earn a certificate or a degree through Energy Providers Coalition for Education (EPCE) online energy education. This is a great opportunity to make an investment in you and your career. PHI receives a tuition discount for its employees.
EPCE's industry-endorsed education and training has helped thousands of individuals gain a competitive advantage. Learn about accomplishments of employees in the energy industry and get inspired to create your own success story!