PG&E PowerPathway™

Program Overview

Launched in 2008, PowerPathway is a nationally-recognized workforce development model to enlarge the talent pool of local, qualified, diverse candidates for skilled craft and utility industry jobs through training program partnerships with educational, community-based and government organizations. PowerPathway helps people throughout the PG&E service territory, including women and military veterans, prepare and compete for high demand jobs in the utility and energy industry.

Students receive approximately 8 weeks (320 hours) of industry-informed curriculum to ensure the academic, job specific, employability skills and physical training necessary to effectively compete for entry-level employment. Programs may also include hands-on training and On the Job Training as well. See our 2019 training schedule.

Minimum Requirements

Eligibility standards for consideration into a PowerPathway program include:

  • 18 years or older
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Valid Class C Driver’s License
  • Ability to work in the United States
  • No Felonies (7 yrs.)
  • Clean Driving Record (7 yrs.)
  • Eligible for PG&E Pre-Employment Testing
  • Live within 20 miles of training location(s)

Please note, some programs require a drug screen and physical assessment requirement.

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