Energy Career for High Energy Alum Mackington Joseph
PSE&G, Joseph teaches apprentice engineering technicians throughout
the company the principles of electronics and electric system from
generation to distribution. He has also remained a student, earning
his bachelor's and master's degrees, and is now beginning a Ph.D.
program at Walden University where he is studying management leadership
and organizational change. "I see many changes coming to organizations
in the future," he said.
Windsor, NJ: When it comes to energy, Mackington Joseph is
an authority, both on a personal and professional level. A
training and development specialist in engineering with Public
Service Electric and Gas Company, Joseph has earned three
associate degrees from Mercer County Community College (Electronics
Engineering Technology '05; Energy Utility Technology '06;
and Mathematics '07).
was no stranger to education when he arrived in the United
States from Haiti in 2000. He had earned a bachelor's degree
in economics in 1998 from the Law and Economics University
of Haiti; however he spoke French and Creole, not English.
In an unusual juxtaposition, his initial classes in the U.S.
included both calculus and basic English.
to PSE&G through Mercer's Utility Technology Program,
which partners with the giant energy firm, Joseph took his
academic classes at Mercer while learning at PSE&G through
a hands-on internship. After Mercer, Joseph felt more than
ready for the career opportunities PSE&G offered. "Mercer
definitely prepared me for my career path," he said.
"I had the will to learn and great instructors who were
always there when I needed help."
also works at MCCC as a senior adjunct instructor in electronics
courses, and plans to continue to teach part-time. "I love
teaching," he said. "Maybe it's because I was so lacking
in communication skills when I got here. I will keep doing it."
Other future goals include owning his own business.
to rebuild after the earthquake in Haiti is another interest. Joseph
is following former President Clinton's initiative to build the
electrical infrastructure there. "We will see how far the construction
will go, and I will see how I can help eventually. I want to make
a difference," he said.
sees Mercer as the place that gave him a broad academic foundation.
"My supervisors mention MCCC constantly," he said. "It's
not surprising to see that the number of Mercer graduates hired
by PSE&G has increased enormously. The innovative courses, laboratory
experiments and close interaction between instructors and students
make it top-rate."
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