Technical colleges throughout Wisconsin are providing information and hosting events to promote the many employment opportunities in the energy industry. Companies like ours are working with academic institutions to make sure qualified staffing is available for the many craft, engineering and technical positions needed now and in the future.
According to the Mid-West Energy Research Consortium, Wisconsin's energy, power and control sectors employ more than 100,000 people and generate $38 billion in annual sales. Salaries for Wisconsin technical college energy graduates top the colleges’ self-reported earnings with median annual incomes for graduates in gas utility construction and service at $65,579, followed by $59,504 for utilities engineering technology graduates.
If you or someone you know is interested in working in an industry that provides safe and reliable energy for customers throughout the state, check out the following resources for more information:
- Utility Preview Day at Northwest Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay on Oct. 11
- Electric Power Distribution Field Day at Moraine Park Technical College in Beaver Dam on Oct. 13
- Line Mechanic Career Awareness and Hands-on Demonstration at Milwaukee Area Technical College in Mequon on Oct. 18 (for high school juniors and seniors)
- Get into Energy website
- We Energies Careers website