Career learning opportunities coming up for students, parents and educators

Duquesne Light Co. plans to offer opportunities for both students and teachers to learn about careers in the electric utility industry.

Students who are in their senior year will be offered a spring “Boot Camp” from March 11 through April 19. The six week, half-day program is designed to prepare students for the Electrical Distribution Technology (EDT) program that Duquesne Light offers in partnership with Community College of Allegheny County. The program helps students become candidates for skilled crafts within the electric utility industry. Learn more.

The utility also will offer educators 2-week paid internships from July 22 through August 2. The internships are designed to give educators hands-on experiences to acquaint them with a wide range of careers in the electric utility industry with an emphasis on skilled crafts. Educators also will learn about job and training requirements  and develop lesson plans that they can use in their classrooms. Learn more

South Allegheny School District is offering an open-house for students and parents from any school district to explore options for the future with representatives from three dozen employers, the military, post-secondary schools and apprenticeship programs. The event takes place Thursday, Feb. 14 from 6 pm to 8 pm. Learn more.

Builders Guild of Western Pennsylvania, along with trade union apprenticeship programs and construction companies, is hosting an opportunity for students to learn about careers in construction on Friday, March 29 from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm at the David Lawrence Convention Center. Learn more. Allegheny County schools in need of transportation can contact Markese Long, Community Engagement Specialist at Partner4Work at mlong@partner4work.com. Schools seeking transportation assistance in Beaver, Washington and Greene counties to Ami Gatts at agatts@washingtongreene.org.