West-MEC’s Energy and Industrial Technology Program explores the fields of electricity, electronics, instrumentation & controls, mechanical systems, industrial skills, and power skills. This program is run in close partnership with APS, Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Facility and Estrella Mountain Community College.
Apart from the core-curriculum, learners are trained for the job-seeking process through industry guest speakers and school-based enterprise. During the program, accommodations and modifications are provided to high school students based on the IEP/504.
After completion of the two-year program, successful candidates will be prepared to seek one or more certifications like the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) and OSHA-10 General. In fact, West-MEC offers industry credential tests at no additional cost. Through the Energy and Industrial Technology program, students are provided a pathway to economic independence.
After certification, students should qualify for a variety of careers as an on-the-job trainee or apprentice in fields such as electrical, electronics, instrumentation and controls, mechanical, engineering technician, power plant generation, industrial plant operations, and energy transmission and distribution
Energy & Industrial Technology entry-level salary: $15.98 – $21.24 per hour**
*with additional education in this pathway | **Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment & Wages
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