ComEd looked to the future of energy as employees informed a number of elementary and high school students about the opportunities in the STEM fields, and provided insights specifically about the energy field. During the week of October 13-19, 2014 students across Illinois learned about the many careers in energy. Students from the UIC Chance Program got the opportunity to tour the ComEd Rockford training center, and ComEd employees led a college essay coaching session at Rowe-Clark Academy in Chicago, IL.
“We provide a critical service to our customers and rely on a highly skilled and tech-savvy workforce to do so. The demands for talent will be even greater in the future as our industry transforms and, as a result, we are devoting a great deal of effort to identifying and developing the next generation of workers,” said Anne Pramaggiore, President and CEO, ComEd. “To attract and empower the future energy trailblazers and innovators, we support a number of initiatives that promote education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and career opportunities in the energy industry.”
Highlights of the week’s activities included data about existing careers, the education and training necessary to obtain various positions, how ComEd operates delivering electricity to millions, and exciting developments and advances expected in the energy field. Students also learned the importance of energy companies to the community, something we all may take for granted when turning on the lights is as easy as a flick of the switch.
Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd) is a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, with approximately 6.6 million customers. ComEd provides service to approximately 3.8 million customers across northern Illinois, or 70 percent of the state’s population. For more information visit ComEd.com, and connect with the company on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.