PDCCC to participate in Careers in Energy Week

Published 4:58 pm Wednesday, October 10, 2018

by Wendy Harrison

Paul D. Camp Community College will help raise awareness of energy-related fields and jobs during Oct. 15 through 19 as part of Gov. Ralph Northam’s declaration of Careers in Energy Week in Virginia.

This comes on the heels of Northam’s revealing of the 2018 Virginia Energy Plan, which includes the vision for the state’s energy policy for the next 10 years.

“This is a great opportunity for Paul D. Camp to increase awareness of these industries, because collectively, energy jobs include a wide range of careers from engineers to customer service representatives,” said David Lorenz, associate professor of Electronics/Mechatronics and Robotics.

According to getintoenergy.com, the Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD) and member companies have been working together to create this special week devoted to energy careers awareness since 2010.

“PDCCC will share energy-related career facts on its social media sites and website during the designated week,” said Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Workforce Development Dr. Renee Felts. “The college offers training and classes in many energy-related jobs, so we’ve got a lot to talk about.”