MHS Introduces Energy Technology Pathway


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Through a partnership with Delaware Technical Community College and Milford High School, Milford High School is introducing a new, accelerated career pathway training program in the field of Energy Technology. This is a one-year program for high school seniors with an interest in hands-on learning and jump starting a college education.

The program allows students to earn their high school diploma while learning the fundamentals of energy technology. Students also will earn college credit which can be applied to your Delaware Tech Energy Technology degree. Upon high school graduation, students can choose to enroll in Delaware Tech and choose areas of concentration including Energy Management, Renewable Energy Solar and Building Automation Systems.

According to both Delaware Tech and Milford School District, careers in these fields are in high demand. After completing a degree students can work with companies such as Seiberlich, Trane, PEG, Radius Systems, Pritchet Controls and Solar City in a variety of fields including Energy Management, Facilities Management, Energy Auditing, Solar Site Assessment and Building Automation.

Throughout this program, students will participate in active classroom instruction and lab activities designed to simulate real world experience. They will develop the skills to operate, maintain, and repair building systems and components. This program will also allow students to connect with employers through interaction with industry professionals and job fair(s). Students can even interview for internships and jobs in the industry.
Program components will consist of are found in three college classes including NRG101 — Introduction to Energy Management, OAT152 — Excel Level I and SOC103 — Sustainability and Society; each worth three credits. Workforce training will consist of 70 hours for high demand energy efficiency skills in the areas of OSHA 10 Certification, Renovate, Repair, and Paint Certification, Quick Home Energy Checkup Skills and Residential/Commercial Lighting Audit Skills.

If students are interested, they are encouraged to call 302-422-1615 to speak with Mr. Snyder. The only prerequisite is a 475 or higher on the SAT verbal section. Students not meeting this criteria can take the Accuplacer for program acceptance when available. This program is an opportunity exclusive to Milford High School students. After high school graduation, Delaware students can attend Delaware Tech tuition free through the SEED scholarship.

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