Utilities across the country face a shortage of skilled workers and trained
professionals to meet growing demand. In response to this workforce trend,
PG&E launched PowerPathway™ as a way to ensure the training and development
of the next generation of utility workers. We are creating opportunities in
progress for people who want to build a future for themselves – and a better
California for us all.
PowerPathway is a collaboration between local colleges, the public workforce
development system, and unions to enlarge the talent pool of qualified candidates
for entry-level opportunities. Together, we are expanding into new geographic
areas and new job classifications, as well as reaching out to military veterans
who are transitioning into the energy sector.
All of our partners share a high level of commitment to establish career
programs, especially in underserved communities. PowerPathway strengthens one of
PG&E's core values of diversity by ensuring a reliable pipeline of qualified
candidates in the communities we serve.
As new opportunities for sustainability, efficiency and reliability continue
to emerge, both prospective and current employees need new skills and additional
training. Programs developed by PowerPathway and our training partners are
designed to help both new and experienced workers grow and develop along several
skilled craft and apprenticeship career paths in both gas and electric
PowerPathway is recognized by the National Commission on Energy Policy as a
best practice program, by Clean Edge Clean Tech Job Trends as an organization to
watch, and through our new partnership with the White House and Skills for
America's Future initiative. The National Journal also spotlighted the program as
an innovative solution in the “next economy.”
How to Participate
You can start preparing for a career in energy by taking these two simple
steps toward an exciting future:
- For more information regarding the PowerPathway program: Click Here
- Check for open PowerPathway courses that may interest you, including information
about schedules, class locations, job focus and how to apply.
- Learn more about energy career paths at Get Into Energy or view
current professional and field operation job postings.
Click here to complete a course interest form.
If you are unable to fill out the online form you may download a printable form (PDF, 185 KB) and mail or fax to:
PG&E PowerPathway Program
245 Market St. (N4R)
San Francisco, CA 94177
or FAX to: (415) 973-9259
Please use the above address only for mailing purposes.