First Six Graduate from New Utility Tech Program --
A Partnership Between MCCC and PSE&G

12-03-04

The 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.

The 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.

Starting 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.

 

 

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