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Veteran Training & Placement Program
The mission of the Power4Vets™ program is to help veterans start new careers in the exciting and evolving energy sector. The men and women who monitor and control the North American electric power grids are a highly specialized and highly trained group of operators who shoulder a huge responsibility. The quality of their decisions affects (1) the reliable delivery of electricity to millions of customers; (2) the safety and lives of field crews; and (3) the protection of multi-million dollar equipment.
At IncSys we are convinced that this important responsibility can and should be filled by some of the most qualified members of this country - United States military veterans. This belief gave rise to the Power4Vets training program back in 2009. This multi-faceted program is designed to match the human talent needs of America’s electric power organizations with the skills, experience, and knowledge of United States Military Veterans.
While many veteran-related programs simply redirect veterans to job postings, at Power4Vets we are different. We not only help vets find the best job openings, but we prepare veterans for the job by providing relevant online coursework, simulator training, certification prep work, personal coaching, and individualized job placement assistance.
To date, through the Power4Vets program, we have been able to help 179 veterans start or advance their careers in the power industry.
Power4Vets students and graduates are now working at over 90+ different employers nationwide. The Power4Vets network of participating employers is rapidly growing as companies are eager to hire our students and graduates because they have: applicable military experience, relevant simulator training, and a valuable NERC certification.
IncSys has been the industry expert in simulation-based operator training for the past 25 years. This expertise is made available to veterans and is the most unique feature of the Power4Vets™ Program. All participants are required to train with the simulator, applying their new knowledge and skills to realistic power grids by using the same industry-leading OTS (Operator Training Simulator) that the professionals use.
Students are trained using a combination of (1) Online Tutorials and (2) Simulator Exercises which are delivered within a unique online Learning Management System so the students can complete the training on their own schedule. Since the goal is to pass the NERC Certification Exam, the final step of the training provides (3) NERC Certification Prep materials. Becoming NERC Certified gives Power4Vets students an unparalleled advantage throughout the job placement process.
Job Placement Assistance
IncSys will provide students with assistance in the job search process. Power4Vets alumni are currently working at 90+ organizations nationwide. This network of supporting employers is an invaluable resource for our students. Power4Vets administrators help you find job openings and then help prepare you for both the application and interview processes.
Post-Employment Payment Plan
We provide the power system operations training, NERC exam preparation course, coaching resources, and job placement assistance through a unique service arrangement in order ensure that veterans receive the full value of the services rendered. This arrangement is only available to veterans.
We are confident that any student who works hard and completes the training will pass the certification exam and obtain a job in the power industry. As such, veterans accepted into Power4Vets are not required to pay for the program services up front, but only after they have obtained employment in the power industry.
So, upon admission into the program veterans will sign a service agreement for the full cost of the training ($5000). Prior to beginning training, students will pay an initial payment of only $500 (registration fee + tuition deposit). The remaining balance of the training ($4600) will become due only after employment in the power industry is obtained.
Structured payment schedules are between 6-12 months depending on salary level of the new job. For students already employed in the industry who become NERC certified through the program, payment schedules are also determined by salary level of the current or new job.
Navy COOL Cost Assistance | LEARN MORE
Navy COOL (Credentialing Opportunities On-Line) is a program that links military experience with certification, as a well as a fee voucher program for specific rates and credentials, including NERC certification. It is another avenue to help pay for the cost to obtain your NERC Credential. This allows you to save your GI-Bill benefit for other education expenses in the future.
IncSys Academy is licensed by the State of Washington Workforce Training and Education Coordination Board, and complies with the requirements of the Private Vocational School Act, chapters 28C.10 RCW and WAC 490-105
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