“You are among a select few to get this chance,” veteran troubleshooter Theo Minor told a group of students at Milwaukee’s Alexander Hamilton High School recently. “This is the opportunity of a lifetime.”
Initially, the training program is being offered to juniors at Hamilton High School. About 40 students attended an assembly to learn more. Many will follow-up with a field trip to our training center later this month.
|Hamilton HS students learn more about new line mechanic work study program.|
Those who pursue the program will attend several training sessions throughout the school year. Approximately 8-10 students will then be invited to work at We Energies over the summer. They’ll be assigned to Milwaukee line crews and observe the duties of line mechanics firsthand.
Students will then continue with training sessions their senior year followed by another season of summer employment. Upon completion, they may be hired as line mechanic apprentices or pursue a different career track at We Energies.
To be considered for the program, students must:
- Be juniors in 2017/2018 school year
- Remain on track to graduate in 2019
- Be punctual and have excellent attendance
- Actively participate in all program activities
- Obtain a valid driver’s license by graduation
- Pass drug/alcohol screenings