How will you create the future here?

Train with a leader.

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 operations.

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 four simple steps toward an exciting future:

  1. Read information regarding the PowerPathway program.
  2. Check for open PowerPathway courses that may interest you, including information about schedules, class locations, job focus  and how to apply.
  3. Learn more about energy career paths at Get Into Energy or view current professional and field operation job postings.
  4. 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., 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
or FAX to: (415) 973-9259

Please use the above address only for mailing purposes.