Luminant Power Track rewards students, replenishes energy industry workforce


Twenty-four Tyler Junior College graduates will begin new careers at power plants across Luminant this June.

Twenty-four Tyler Junior College graduates will begin new careers at power plants across Luminant this June.

Educating the next generation in power plant operation is critical as so much of the industry’s technical expertise is held by experienced, older workers. Luminant’s Power Track career development program began as a means of transferring this knowledge to a new generation.

The second graduating Power Track class of 24 students have received job placements and will begin their new energy careers at a Luminant power plant this month.

In partnership with Tyler Junior College in 2011, Luminant created Power Track, which provides students with full scholarships toward a two-year associate degree with concentrated training in power plant operations, electrical technology, mechanical technology, and instrumentation and control to accelerate the learning process for new workers.

Combined, the students completed nearly 1,500 credit hours in electrical, mechanical and power plant operations courses and received hands-on training at Luminant Academy, the company’s state-of-the-art training facility at Tyler Junior College’s West Campus.

See the list of graduates and learn more about the program.

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