Butler Tech is now enrolling for a new Utility Pipeline Installer (UPI) program slated to begin October 2022. Credentials earned in the program include Commercial Driver’s License Class A and Pipeline Installer, allowing graduates of the program to become prime candidates for careers in the utility and construction job sectors.
Scholarship funding of $5,000 per student is available for a set number of officially registered students thanks to a grant from the Duke Energy Foundation in support of the program.
“We are proud to partner with Butler Tech for this much-needed program,” said Tim Abbott, Community Relations Manager, Duke Energy. “This hands-on learning program will help Duke Energy continue to develop and grow highly skilled workers in the area.”
Students will learn a variety of skills in this high-demand industry such as heavy equipment excavation, maintenance welding, pipeline installation and repair, underground utilities, electrical and mechanical systems, and industry regulations.
Dennis Beam, Butler Tech Director of Business and Industry Technology shared that many graduates will qualify for positions working in operations such as storm and sanitary sewer, natural gas, telephone and water, technicians and operators with CDL, equipment operators, welding, electrical, mechanical, and utility pipeline-related trade skills.