RCC Student Named Duke Energy InternJun 7, 2016
Johnnie Kingston of Eden was awarded an internship with Duke Energy through its Power Careers Program. Kingston has been a student at Rockingham Community College since 2015 and is currently enrolled in the Associate in Applied Science Electrical Systems Technology program.
Kingston will begin the internship this month 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.
“At RCC I have a great relationship with my instructors,” said Kingston. “They know exactly what students need to learn to have a good career.”
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 and a family at home, Johnnie has shown great commitment to his education by coming to class four nights each week,” said Keith Elliot, Department Chair Industrial Technologies.