Summer jobs and scholarship opportunities for local high school seniors

UPDATE: Our application window for 2017 summer jobs ended May 15th. We’ll be accepting applications in April 2018 for next summer.

Coastal Electric Cooperative is offering a new summer work-study program to introduce rising high school seniors to career opportunities in the electric cooperative industry.

Participants can learn about:

  • Electric line design and construction
  • Operations Center and Engineering Services
  • Customer Service
  • Accounting
  • Human Resources and Safety
  • IT
  • Marketing and Communications

Work-study assignments cover a wide range of tasks including:

  • Assisting staking technicians
  • Observing line construction crews
  • Assisting with accounting duties
  • Assisting with processing and distributing mail
  • Data management, filing, and scanning documents
  • Inventorying equipment
  • Monitoring social media sites

Students assigned to certain departments may also learn about specialized software programs such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS), AutoCAD and Customer Information Systems (CIS).

“This work study program encourages area youth to consider a career in electric energy distribution and helps us recruit a qualified workforce for our cooperative’s future needs,” said Whit Hollowell, CEO. “Even students who have career aspirations outside the electric cooperative world can benefit from this program, as skills they could learn working alongside our employees could apply to many different career fields.”

Students will be paid $9.00 per hour and may work up to 40 hours per week. The work study program is for eight weeks (June through July).

Upon completion of acceptable performance, students will be awarded a $500 scholarship to be used at a college or technical school program of their choice. Students must also make a presentation to management team about their experience and “lessons learned”.

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