MAYS LANDING, N.J. (August 23, 2018) – As students across southern New Jersey head back to school, Atlantic City Electric reminds customers of its commitment to education, specifically in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), workforce development, and scholarships for higher education. In addition to its own programs, Atlantic City Electric also supports local community partners with education-focused initiatives.
“Every day we are working to support the important programs and efforts that are educating and preparing our young people to be the future leaders of tomorrow,” said David Vosvick, vice president of human resources for Pepco Holdings, which includes Atlantic City Electric. “Through our internship programs, we provide young people with the resources, training and experiences they need to be successful in today’s competitive workforce, while at the same time introducing them to the myriad of possibilities available through a career at one of the nation’s leading energy providers.”
This year, a record 65 college students successfully completed the engineering internship program through Atlantic City Electric, Delmarva Power, and Pepco. Students gained hands-on experience in their chosen fields of study, including pre-engineering, electrical construction, and computer-assisted design. Several of those students will be offered full-time employment at these companies over the upcoming weeks and begin their careers in the energy industry.
Atlantic City Electric also is continuing its commitment to workforce development as part of its merger with Exelon by funding a $6.5-million initiative to expand training programs for energy-related jobs, while helping train the workforce needed to fill these future employment opportunities in the energy industry. The initiative, which will kick-off this fall, includes four programs (Get into Energy Math Test and Boot Camp; Women in Sustainable Employment (WISE) Pathway; Atlantic City Electric Line School; and the High School Energy Career Academy) through the company’s partnership with three South Jersey vocational schools and four workforce development boards.
Atlantic City Electric also is helping advance local youth through engaging education programs that prepare students for advanced education and future workforce opportunities. Atlantic City Electric is proud to support the Boys and Girls Clubs of Atlantic City and Gloucester County through the Atlantic City Electric STEM Club, an initiative benefitting hundreds of local youth through STEM education programs. Atlantic City Electric has provided more than $100,000 during the past two years, supporting the Boys and Girls Clubs’ engaging project-based curriculum and career development programs to help prepare elementary, middle and high school-aged students for career opportunities in the fields of STEM.
Exelon, Atlantic City Electric’s parent company, also remains committed to supporting investment in STEM education. In 2017, Exelon contributed more than $10 million to education programs and initiatives; awarded nearly 20 percent of its contributions to fields related to education and academic enrichment; and celebrated the 12-year anniversary of the “Stay in School” initiative which has helped keep more than 27,000 students on track to graduate. As part of ongoing efforts to empower young women and advance gender equality, this year the Exelon Foundation, with the UN Women HeForShe initiative, launched the STEM Innovation Leadership Academy for teen girls in Chicago and Washington, D.C., with plans to expand to additional cities where the company operates.
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Atlantic City Electric, a public utility owned by Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), provides safe, reliable and affordable regulated electric delivery services to approximately 550,000 customers in southern New Jersey.