Coe Named Duke Energy InternMay 4, 2017
Matthew Coe of Eden was awarded an internship with Duke Energy through its Power Careers Program. Coe has been a student at Rockingham Community College since 2015 and is currently enrolled in the Associate in Applied Science Electrical Systems Technology program.
Coe will intern at the Belews Creek Steam Station. The internship program is a unique opportunity for students to receive hands-on experience and training that will prepare them for the workforce.
Students must be nominated by a member of their school faculty and meet academic requirements including a preferred 3.2 GPA to participate in the Power Careers Program.
“I like the hands-on work and using my intellect to solve problems,” said Coe. “Transferring data from one part of the programmable logic controller to another is a challenge.”
RCC’s Electrical Systems Technology program is designed to provide training for persons interested in the installation and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems found in residential, commercial, and industrial facilities. Graduates should qualify for a variety of jobs in the electrical/electronic field as an on-the-job trainee or apprentice assisting in the layout, installation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems.
“Even with a full-time job at Beta Fuels System in Reidsville, Matthew has shown great commitment to his education by coming to class four nights each week,” said Keith Elliot, Department Chair Industrial Technologies.