Through April 30, Coastal Electric Cooperative is accepting applications for its Learners Today, Leaders Tomorrow summer work study program, which introduces rising high school seniors to career opportunities in the electric cooperative industry.
The program is designed to help local students to sharpen their skill sets, gain on-the-job training, network with others and explore their interests – all while learning about career fields at electric cooperatives, this year to include engineering, operations, safety, building maintenance and groundskeeping.
“We want to help bring experience-based education to the forefront, and apprenticeships, starting with our high school students in their senior year, is actually the model to fill those jobs," said Coastal Electric CEO Chris Fettes.
Participants will be paid $9 per hour and may work up to 40 hours per week. Students must be at least 16 years old and must have completed the 11th grade with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 to be eligible.
For more information and to apply, visit CoastalElectric.Coop/careers. The deadline is April 30.