Entry Into Electric Operations San Jose

PG&E’s PowerPathway™ is now accepting applications for the Entry to Electric Operations program in the San Jose Area — a customized, 300-hour pre-apprenticeship and career preparation course that will strengthen your candidacy for the electric utility and construction industries. 

Get the training you need  

Prepare yourself with the skills you need to be considered for job opportunities in a high-growth industry that offers good salaries and a variety of career opportunities. Coursework includes technical, job-specific and soft skills training to effectively compete for entry-level field jobs in electric operations.

  • Are you mechanically or technically inclined?
  • Do you like working outdoors and at heights above 50 feet?
  • Do you have construction related skills?
  • Are you available to work overtime and travel to support emergency events? 

If this sounds like you, complete a course interest form today. We want to hear from you! Women and recently separated military veterans are strongly encouraged to apply!


Entry-level electric operations positions in the utility and construction industries earn competitive benefits and salaries, with a number of career advancement opportunities. There is no fee required to participate in the program. There is no guarantee of employment.

Your Career Pathway to Electric Operations

PG&E PowerPathway helps people in underserved communities, including women and military veterans, prepare and compete for high demand jobs in the utility and construction industries.

The Entry to Electric Operations program is provided by work2future with funding from the US Department of Labor through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, in partnership with PG&E, the Community College Center for Economic Mobility, and San Jose City College.

82% of PG&E PowerPathway graduates go on to work in the utility-construction industry with 56% of graduates employed at PG&E.

For more information about PG&E PowerPathway, visit www.pge.com/powerpathway.

Apply Online

To apply for consideration, complete our online course interest form.

NOTE: Priority will be given to residents of Santa Clara County and surrounding environs. 7yr. Criminal Background, 7yr. DMV Record and Drug Test are required.

The Entry to Electric Operations program will be held at:

Location: San Jose City College

Date: July 22 – September 13, 2019

Time: Monday-Friday, 8 am-4:30 p.m. 

Applications accepted no later than: June 7, 2019