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Salt Lake Community College

Workforce Training in Utah’s Electric Power Sector

Abstract

Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) and its partners are providing training for electric power line installers and repairers, control valve installers and repairers, and power plant operators, fulfilling a critical need for workers trained in line worker technology, including metering and substations. In addition to Utah, entry-level training is being offered in Wyoming, Arizona, Nevada, and Idaho. To enhance workforce skills, SLCC is also providing training on the introduction and integration of Smart Grid. Using pilot cohorts, SLCC will evaluate training delivery models including use of the Internet.

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

Jennifer Saunders
Principal Investigator
Salt Lake Community College
Miller Campus
9750 South 300 West, MFEC 211
Sandy, UT 84070
801-957-5370
jennifer.saunders@slcc.edu

At-A-Glance
Recipient: Salt Lake Community Colleg
HQ State: Utah
NERC Region:
Total Budget: $921,755
Federal Share: $614,240
 
Funding Program:
Project Type:
 
Equipment:
Targeted Benefits:
  • Job retention
  • Training for displaced workers
  • Career advancement within the Smart Grid service sector
  • Increased income
  • Improved economic growth
 
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