Tuesday Jun 02 2009
Cal-ISO seeks to nurture next generation
By: Brad Smith, Telegraph Correspondent
Apparently, electricity and engineering programs in colleges aren’t the draw for students they once were. That’s why Cal-ISO hopes to foster an interest in the field through some innovative programs at their new Folsom facility. “We also have plans to work closely with Folsom High School and Folsom Lake College, in providing opportunities to further educate our local students engineering and high-tech fields,” said Stephanie McCorkle, Cal-ISO’s communications director. The new facility will also have an “operator-in-training” program. “In our field, we need a lot of well-educated, highly skilled individuals. Well, there’s a shortage of such individuals,” said Stephen Berberich, vice president of the corporate services. The operator-in-training program, he explained, is a yearlong technical certification process that they want to offer to local students. “Not only to work with us,” he said, “but elsewhere as well. In short, we do want to help people to find better jobs.” To learn more about Cal-ISO, visit caiso.com.