There is a real demand for a tech-savvy workforce to support high-skill, high-wage jobs. The right education and training will provide men and women a rewarding, well-paying career that generates and delivers power to millions of people every day.

Governor Inslee and Mayors within Washington have signed proclamations to increase awareness of rewarding careers and training opportunities within energy. For the fourth year, the Pacific Northwest Center of Excellence for Clean Energy (PNCECE), a Centralia College partnership, and the Washington State Labor Council are coordinating statewide events to support a national initiative, called Careers in Energy Week, to promote high-skill high-wage energy careers.

“The demand for highly skilled employees is real and is here right now,” Troy Nutter, manager of operational training at Puget Sound Energy. “PSE has 50 openings representing 42 occupations; and like other utilities, we’re challenged to find highly trained people to fill them.”

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