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Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Workforce Development for the Electric Power Sector

Abstract

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
304-285-4164
Deborah.Buterbaugh@netl.doe.gov

John Shows
Principal Investigator
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community
College
51 Main Street; Darby Hall
Perkinston, MS 39573-3374
601-928-6278
John.shows@mgccc.edu

At-A-Glance
Recipient: Mississippi Gulf Coast Community Colleg
HQ State: Mississippi
NERC Region:
Total Budget: $1,384,469
Federal Share: $729,070
 
Funding Program:
Project Type:
 
Equipment:
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
 
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