Danny Wilson has more than 20 years working in technology-related fields. He's a retired member of the United States Air Force and holds a number of degrees, including a master's in business administration. He has a family and also works full time. Soon, Danny will have one more item to add to his extensive and impressive resume — a degree in power utility technology.
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Kerry Urbaniak is the lead electronics instructor for the Power Utility Technician program at Ecotech Institute. Before teaching, Kerry's work experience spanned across several areas. He first got started working in electronics in the U.S. Army, where he worked in satellite communications. After that, he worked on aircraft instruments in Florida for a few years before becoming an instructor.
The power utility field is in the middle of a huge shift. The current workforce is aging out of the profession and creating a high demand for young professionals (with the proper training and skills) to take their place. But where are all of these job opportunities?
Power utility is a diverse industry, which means that when it comes to pursuing a career in the field, there is a large range of options. The cool thing about it is that lifestyle preferences can help define the career path taken.
Power utility technicians help control the systems that generate and distribute electric power. Whether on a conventional grid or smart grid, the energy world is getting greener — which means that those with training in clean energy will be in especially high demand.