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Nicor Gas Career Academy

The seventh cohort of the Nicor Gas Career Academy will begin on Tuesday, July 5, 2022!

If you are interested in learning about how you can launch a career in the energy industry, please visit qcul.org/careeracademy to apply.

Applications must be submitted by July 1, 2022 to be considered.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Score at least a 12th-grade level in math & reading on the Tests of Adult Basic Education
  • Pass an extensive criminal background check and drug test
  • Group-style interview
  • Valid driver's license

About the Academy

The Nicor Gas Career Academy is a program sponsored by Nicor Gas, IBEW Local 19, Quad County Urban League, NPL, INTREN, KS Energy Services, and Pipe Strong. The 6-week, free job readiness program prepares participants for careers in the utility industry.

From career pathway planning and employment readiness, interview practice and resume writing to getting familiar with the HR and hiring process at Nicor Gas, Career Academy sets students up for an exciting career and a bright future.

Natural Gas Focus

The Career Academy curriculum covers core academics including mechanical concepts, basic math and reading skills. The program also prepares students for their careers with employment readiness coaching. A few of the areas covered include:

  • Safety​

  • Natural Gas 101​

  • Job Shadowing​

  • Tools of the Trade​

  • Meter Reading/Utility Specialist Training​

  • Avaya CCB Oracle Training​

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