PSEG Celebrates Careers in Energy Week 2019
School Activities and Career Development Events
Educate and Inspire the Workforce of Tomorrow
NEWARK, N.J. – Oct. 14, 2019 – As we transition to a world that is increasingly energy efficient and powered by cleaner energy, PSEG is working to educate and inspire the workforce of tomorrow and help meet the industry’s growing need for technology and energy skills today. In celebration of Careers in Energy Week 2019, held Oct. 14-18, PSEG is sponsoring events and activities in New Jersey and New York to engage corporations, employees, regulators, academic institutions, grassroots and community partners, as well as parents/ guardians, students and teachers in a way that fosters collaboration and growth to help prepare future energy sector workers.
“From line workers, electrical engineers, welders and nuclear operators to cyber security and cloud computing experts, the energy industry offers promising opportunities to both experienced workers and those just starting their careers,” PSEG Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer Sheila Rostiac said. “Careers in Energy Week is held each year to raise awareness of the rewarding careers in the energy industry that exist today and to get people thinking about opportunities that will open up in the future.”
During Careers in Energy Week 2019, PSEG engineers, line workers and other professionals will visit several area schools to showcase their work gear and share stories of their personal and professional journeys in the energy industry.
PSEG has scheduled a number of events and activities to mark Careers in Energy Week 2019, including:
- Visiting schools in Newark and Salem County, N.J., and Queens and Uniondale, N.Y., to share real-life stories of careers in energy.
- Hosting schoolchildren “Trunk or Treat” event at Salem Nuclear Energy & Environmental Resource Center with exhibits showcasing nuclear energy.
- Hosting professional development workshops for residents in Trenton and Camden, N.J., including resume-writing and interview skills.
- Attending NJ Careers in Utilities Week career fair at Mercer County Community College.
- Providing tours of the PSEG Edison Training & Development Center for Job Corps students.
- Participating in the Thurgood Marshall College Fund conference and career fair in Washington, D.C., in October.
- Lunch & Learn education programs for PSEG managers held in conjunction with New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Viscardi and the PSEG Enabling Abilities Employee Business Resource Group.
The energy industry also is focused on connecting our nation’s military veterans to energy careers. The industry’s Troops to Energy Jobs program provides a road map for entry into skilled utility and engineering programs. With their extensive military training and experience, many veterans already have the skills and knowledge required for energy careers.
Jobs in energy are diverse, challenging, and rewarding – and they’re available and in demand in every state, in an industry that transforming” Rostiac said. “PSEG is continuously looking to support, empower and invest in the people, economy, environment and infrastructure of the communities we serve, aiming to further our mission of helping to build better places to live and work.”
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Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PSEG) is a publicly traded diversified energy company with approximately 13,000 employees. Headquartered in Newark, N.J., PSEG's principal operating subsidiaries are: Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), PSEG Power and PSEG Long Island. PSEG is a Fortune 500 company included in the S&P 500 Index and has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America for 12 consecutive years (https://corporate.pseg.com/).