Imagine having the power of an entire nation at your fingertips. Do you have what it takes to keep the lights on?
MIAT can help you develop the skills you need to start a powerful new career as a Energy Technician.
The Energy Technician Program of MIAT was created in response to the energy industry asking for more qualified technicians. MIAT's goal for this program is to produce graduates who are in the top echelon of their initial on-the-job training due to the foundation of knowledge they receive at MIAT. Power Technician training provides the building blocks for basic technical knowledge, terminology, equipment, tools, safety procedures and professionalism needed in the power industry. Upon completing the Power Technician program, graduates continue to receive training from their employers on their specific company requirements and equipment.
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The energy industry is asking for candidates that have a strong mechanical aptitude and the ability to troubleshoot complex equipment. Most technicians in the industry must be able to work a variety of hours including holidays and weekends including extensive overtime. Technicians must also work in confined or elevated spaces, and be able to keep up with the physical demand of the position. To be selected for positions, candidates may have to pass psychological tests, complete thorough background checks, pass drug tests and take written knowledge exams.
Energy Technician career opportunities exist across the country in power plants, wind farms, private companies, and more. The U.S. Department of Labor projects that power generation careers will grow by 19% through 2018.
The spectrum of power technology divisions is broad and produces a vast range of career options. Most entry-level energy technicians will start out as part of a team of hands-on technicians. Top performers may be promoted to leads, supervisors and managers. With additional training and experience, technicians can advance into senior technician roles, engineers, regional managers and department executives in a short period of time.
Don't wait! Contact MIAT today to find out more about the opportunities waiting for you in our Power Technician program! Contact us for more information.
*Source: U.S. Department of Labor Statistics www.bls.gov/oco/ocos227.htm, December, 2009
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