**This is a SCHOLARSHIP program and NOT a full-time job.**
Santee Cooper's Power Associates Program is a competitive scholarship program that prepares high school graduates for rewarding technical careers in the electric utility industry. Students can attend Trident Technical College, Orangeburg-Calhoun or Horry-Georgetown Technical College.
During this two-year program:
Participants earn a technical associate's degree Participants gain hands-on experience by working in a generating station, electrical distribution area and/or electrical transmission area. Books, Tuition and supplies are covered by Santee Cooper. Participants earn a competitive wage, receive a weekly stipend and qualify for substantial incentive bonuses each semester based on academic performance. Graduates receive preferential consideration for full-time employment at Santee Cooper.
Applicants must complete the online application and include 2-3 paragraphs detailing their interest in the Power Associates Program. Paragraphs should include hobbies, community involvement, favorite classes, etc.
Candidates must be 18 years of age and be a high school graduate or equivalent by June 2022, possess a valid driver's license, and must be able to pass a pre-employment physical and background check.
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