Duquesne Light Company, headquartered in downtown Pittsburgh, is a leader in providing electric energy and has been in the forefront of the electric energy market, with a history rooted in technological innovation and superior customer service. Today, the company continues its role as a leader in the transmission and distribution of electric energy, providing a secure supply of reliable power to more than half a million customers in southwestern Pennsylvania.
The EDT/CAST Test Boot Camp is part of DLC's School to Work partnership initiative designed to prepare current Seniors for the EDT program and its selection criteria. The Spring 2019 Boot Camp is a 6-week, half-day program for current Seniors to be held in the afternoons at a CCAC location. The readiness program will expose current Seniors to skills applicable to the CAST test, including trades math and reading comprehension, career readiness skills including resume writing and interview skills, and OSHA and CPR courses. At the completion of the 6-week Boot Camp, participants will take the CAST test for consideration into the 2019 EDT program.
The 6-week program is a paid opportunity and transportation will be provided as needed.
Program Dates - March 11-April 19, 2019
DLC Student Requirements and Selection Process
- Application - You must apply to this posting and submit a resume to be considered for the program. Other submissions outside of this process will not be accepted. Students for the Spring 2019 program must be current Seniors.
- Submission of a Video Interview - Applicants will be invited to submit a brief video interview answering some basic questions pertinent to the program. Invitations for the video interview will be sent via email.
- Drug & Background Screens - Background check and drug screen (both urine and hair follicle) will be administered to all participants.
The Electrical Distribution Technology (EDT) program is a joint partnership between Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) and Duquesne Light Company (DLC) to provide training in the basic skills, knowledge, and abilities applicants would need to apply for skilled craft positions in the electric utility industry. The program design, including pre-qualification testing and course content, is intended to not only produce candidates who possess the skills to safely and confidently perform the manual tasks associated with electrical utility work, but also build the foundational skills that will allow them to advance further in their careers.
The EDT program consists of a fast-paced and challenging curriculum that incorporates practical application of safety concepts and established work practices in the Overhead, Underground, and Substation Maintenance crafts with college level academic courses in computers, math and electrical theory. This is a full-time program where students will attend classes Monday thru Friday, both day and evening, to complete the 1 year 44 credit course; receiving a Certificate in Electrical Distribution Technology. Students will be responsible for paying their own tuition for the classes at CCAC. There will be 2 paid internships at the end of each semester as part of the program. Upon graduation, students who excelled during the program and demonstrated the right skills and attitudes will be considered for employment with Duquesne Light through its standard hiring practices.
Duquesne Light Company is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of the employment relationship, without discrimination because of race, age, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability or status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran or any other unlawful basis, as defined by applicable law, and fostering a workplace free of unlawful discrimination and retaliation. This policy affects decisions including, but not limited to, hiring, compensation, benefits, terms and conditions of employment, opportunities for promotion, transfer, layoffs, return from a layoff, training and development, and other privileges of employment. An integral part of Duquesne Light's commitment is to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws concerning equal employment and affirmative action.