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Christian Chantel’s Story:

A Navy Nuclear trained Third Class Petty Officer (E-4) with over 6 years of experience in the areas of aircraft carrier electrical distribution systems.  He qualified in various propulsion plant and power plant electrical and electronic systems while he was stationed aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), home ported out of Everett, WA.  In the Navy he gained experience in the areas of operating and performing maintenance on 4160V distribution systems, 450V load centers, motors, and motor controllers.  His journey with Power4Vets first started when he was introduced to the program thru a co-worker and he enrolled into the program on 30 April 2013.  Christian took on the training program seriously knowing that it would prepare him and improve his odds on obtaining the opportunity to land his dream job as an operator in the power industry.  Christian now works for Puget Sound Energy (PSE) as a System Operator Trainee.  He is in his final stages of the training program and is shooting to obtain his NERC Reliability Coordinator Certification in the spring of 2014.

In Christian’s own words:

“The Power4Vets program is great. The lectures are  very well done and the Power Simulator will give a real world style of grid control and will help build a true understanding of how the electrical grid works. The NERC prep portion is excellent and has definetly prepared me for the exam. Also, David Miranda is a great resource for upcoming job openings and helped me create to great resumes and proper interview techniques. I highly recommend this program.”