Six Graduate from New Utility Tech Program --
A Partnership Between MCCC and PSE&G
first students to complete the new Utility Technology associate
degree will graduate this month from Mercer County Community College.
From left are Corey Fowler, Nevdon Hylton, Randy Dardzinski, Jarriett
Robinson, Sorin Luca Chis, and Mackington Joseph. The six were honored
by Public Service Electric & Gas Company and the college at
a recent breakfast.
innovative program combines the college program with an apprenticeship
at PSE&G. Five of the students have secured full-time employment
with the utility company, and one, Nevdon Hylton, is pursuing a
bachelor’s degree at NJIT.
with 12 students two years ago, the program now enrolls 52 at both
Mercer and Essex County Community College, which started the program
in January of last year. Because of its success, PSE&G plans
to expanded the program to include more community colleges in the
state, using Mercer as the model.