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Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Workforce Development for the Electric Power Sector


Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is expanding its instructional capacity by providing training for apprentice linemen, incumbent linemen, and process operations and instrumentation specialists. Students will interact with a broad base of clean energy industry personnel via courses, internships with industry and government laboratories, and outreach with communities. Courses and training will be conducted in traditional classroom, hybrid, and online formats with evening and weekend training scheduled for incumbent workers. Students will earn industry-recognized credentials in Smart Grid technology.

Contact Information

Deborah Buterbaugh
Project Manager
National Energy Technology Laboratory
3610 Collins Ferry Road
Morgantown, WV 26507-0880

John Shows
Principal Investigator
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community
51 Main Street; Darby Hall
Perkinston, MS 39573-3374

Recipient: Mississippi Gulf Coast Community Colleg
HQ State: Mississippi
NERC Region:
Total Budget: $1,384,469
Federal Share: $729,070
Funding Program:
Project Type:
Targeted Benefits:
  • 85 percent job placement rate in process operations, 80 percent in instrumentation, and 90 percent of Apprentice Lineman
  • Job retention and employee growth
  • Workforce-ready trainees with industry-recognized credentials in Smart Grid technologies and alternative energy sources

The Department of Energy's Office of Electricity (OE) recognizes that our nation's sustained economic prosperity, quality of life, and global competitiveness depends on an abundance of secure, reliable, and affordable energy resources. OE leads the Department of Energy's efforts to ensure a resilient, and flexible electricity system in the United States. Learn more about OE >>

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