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Eversource and Bunker Hill Community College Team Up to Offer Unique Student Program

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Applications currently being accepted to the Electric Power Utility Program

BOSTON (March 6, 2019) –Together with Bunker Hill Community College, Eversource Energy is offering students the chance to join a competitive program that can lead to a rewarding career in the energy industry. Current students in the Electric Power Utility Technology (EPUT) program travel from as far away as New Bedford to attend classes at Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC), the largest and most affordable community college in Massachusetts. After completing two years of academic, technical, and onsite training, EPUT graduates receive an Associate of Science degree in Electronics Technology and are often presented with employment opportunities as a utility worker with the energy company.

“Our students are committed to creating a brighter future for themselves and their families,” shared Eversource Supervisor of Technical Training Marion Jones. “Graduates often go on to find successful careers in energy, with 98% of them finding employment at Eversource. Upon completion of the EPUT program, students have the opportunity to make valuable contributions to the utility industry and to the neighborhoods where we work and live.”EPUT Students

The EPUT program is offered in partnership with the Local 369 Utility Workers Union and the Local 12004 United Steelworkers Union. The courses include everything from algebra and physics to college writing and engineering. The combination of classroom work, field experience, and lab work prepares students for a successful future.

“For our students who are enrolled in the EPUT program, the opportunities are endless,” said Dean of Professional Studies at BHCC, Michelle Elias Bloomer. “We’re proud to connect our students to a program that will further their education and lead to a fulfilling career in the energy industry.”

While the educational and career opportunities are the focus, students in their first year of the program were pleasantly surprised to find a real sense of community in the classroom.

“We all have our have our own set of strengths and we work together to help each other succeed,” shared current EPUT student, Victor Galeas. “This is the opportunity I’ve been searching for; to further my education and work towards a career as an Underground Lineworker.”

The EPUT program is currently accepting applications through March 29, 2019 for classes that begin in September 2019. For more information on how to apply, visit jobs.eversource.com or bhcc.edu/eput, email eput@eversource.com, or attend an upcoming information session at Bunker Hill Community College:

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Chelsea Campus Room 411/412

 

About Eversource

Eversource (NYSE: ES) transmits and delivers electricity, natural gas and water to 1.7 million customers throughout Massachusetts. This includes approximately 1.4 million electric customers in 140 communities, 300,000 gas customers in 51 communities, and 19,500 water customers in five communities. Recognized as the top U.S. utility for its energy efficiency programs by the sustainability advocacy organization Ceres, Eversource harnesses the commitment of about 8,000 employees across three states to build a single, united company around the mission of safely delivering reliable energy and water with superior customer service. For more information, please visit our website (www.eversource.com) and follow us on Twitter (@eversourceMA) and Facebook (facebook.com/EversourceMA). For more information on our water services, visit www.aquarionwater.com.

 

About Bunker Hill Community College

Bunker Hill Community College is the largest community college in Massachusetts, enrolling approximately 19,000 students annually. BHCC has two campuses in Charlestown and Chelsea, three satellite locations and a number of instructional centers throughout the Greater Boston area. BHCC is one of the most diverse institutions of higher education in Massachusetts. Sixty-five percent of the students are people of color and more than half of BHCC's students are women. The College also enrolls nearly 1,000 international students who come from 100 countries and speak more than 75 languages. For more information, visit our partner Eversource webpage at www.bhcc.edu/eput and follow us on Twitter (@BHCCBoston) and Facebook (facebook.com/BHCCBoston).

 

Media Contacts:

Eversource:
Lauren Armstrong
617-424-2116
lauren.armstrong@eversource.com

Bunker Hill Community College:
Karen M. Norton
617-228-2177
kmnorton@bhcc.mass.edu

Media Contact:
Karen M. Norton, Executive Director of Integrated Marketing and Communications
Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, MA 02129
Phone: (617) 228-2177; Email: kmnorton@bhcc.mass.edu


Bunker Hill Community College is the largest community college in Massachusetts, enrolling approximately 19,000 students annually. BHCC has two campuses in Charlestown and Chelsea, three satellite locations and a number of instructional centers throughout the Greater Boston area. BHCC is one of the most diverse institutions of higher education in Massachusetts. Sixty-five percent of the students are people of color and more than half of BHCC's students are women. The College also enrolls nearly 1,000 international students who come from 100 countries and speak more than 75 languages.