Power Engineering Day 2018
Are you interested in learning more about career paths to jobs in the fast-growing electric power industry? Within the next decade, the U.S. electricity grid will undergo enormous changes. There is a national commitment to replacing aging infrastructure. New green technologies and the smart grid will change the way power is generated, transmitted, distributed and utilized. Compounding these challenges is a projected energy workforce shortage of critical proportions. It's been estimated that the power and energy industry will experience as much as a 50% turnover in engineers, and there's increasing concern about the availability of highly-skilled, quality engineers to revitalize the nation's power grid and prepare us for a clean energy future.
If you are a high school student thinking about a career in power engineering, join us at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology on Monday, May 14, 2018, from 9:15am-1pm. You'll be able to talk with power engineering students, BFIT faculty, and representatives from across the electric power industry!
Electric Power Day 2018 Schedule
9:15-9:45am Registration and Welcome
9:45-10:15am Student Panel: meet power engineering students and hear about how they found the path to an engineering career
10:15am-12:15pm Power Engineering Demonstrations: engage with student projects and demonstrations
12:15-1pm Pizza Lunch: during lunch, learn about BFIT's Electrical Engineering bachelor's degree program from Academic Dean Larson Rogers
1-1:30pm Raffle: win great power engineering prizes from our participating companies