Lewis and Clark Community College is offering a Certificate of Completion in Smart Grid Technology, and encourages anyone interested in the classes to enroll soon. Smart Grid career possibilities span several occupational categories, including electrical and electronic engineers, electrical and electronic technicians, computer network administrators, computer system analysts, installation technicians, maintenance technicians and energy production occupations.
Nate Keener, of Lewis and Clark's Sustainability department, says there are many different fields of study within the program.
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Smart Grid hiring will continue as utilities develop and deploy smart grid technologies. The U.S Department of Labor Bureau of Labor and Statistics refers to a study prepared by an energy-consulting firm that suggests that smart grid development and implementation will result in the creation of 280,000 new positions across various occupational categories. For more information, including how to enroll, call 468-4836.