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FOLSOM, N.J. – Oct. 18, 2019 – To celebrate the third-annual New Jersey Careers in Utilities Week, South Jersey Gas and Atlantic City Electric hosted events at two local technical schools –Cumberland County Technical Education Center and Atlantic County Institute of Technology. More than 400 students participated in the events, which featured Legacy Nexus Foundation Executive Director and Founder Charles Wilson, a utility employee panel discussion and utility truck tours. Students also had the opportunity to interact with some of the latest industry technology, including drone simulators.
At both schools, South Jersey Gas President Dave Robbins and Atlantic City Electric Region Vice President Susan Coan spoke with students about potential career opportunities in the industry.
"We are proud to support the communities where we live and work," said Robbins. "That's why we celebrated Careers in Utilities Week supporting the next generation of utility talent at schools in the neighborhoods we serve."
Careers in Utilities Week provides New Jersey utilities with the opportunity to celebrate the industry and highlight the importance of having a prepared and highly trained workforce to support the continued delivery of safe, reliable, affordable service, as well as the state economy.
"We understand the importance of workforce development and the amazing talent of the students at our local technical schools," said Coan. "We value opportunities like this to meet with students and are committed to investing in their future through efforts like our workforce development program that is actively training the future of the energy industry."
In 2016, the State of New Jersey designated every third week in October as New Jersey Careers in Utilities Week.
About South Jersey Gas
South Jersey Gas, subsidiary of SJI (NYSE:SJI), delivers safe, reliable, affordable natural gas and promotes energy efficiency to approximately 385,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, Salem, and portions of Gloucester, Burlington and Camden counties in New Jersey. For more information, visit southjerseygas.com.
About Atlantic City Electric
Atlantic City Electric is a unit of Exelon Corporation (Nasdaq: EXC), the nation's leading energy provider, with approximately 10 million customers. Atlantic City Electric provides safe and reliable energy service to approximately 556,000 customers in southern New Jersey. In 2018, Atlantic City Electric joined four South Jersey workforce development boards and three vocational schools to launch a six-year, $6.5-million program to educate the workforce needed to fill future energy jobs across New Jersey.