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Heartland partners with Exelon for on-site education in Clinton

August 20, 2018

Exelon Generation has partnered with Heartland Community College to accelerate the development of workforce talent at their Clinton facility.

Beginning in the Spring 2019 semester, Heartland will be offering on-site education courses at Clinton Power Station for Exelon Generation employees looking to complete an Associate in Applied Science – Industrial Technology degree.

“By partnering with Heartland, we are creating a pipeline of employees who can grow their career at Clinton and lead us into the future,” said Clinton Power Station Site Vice President Ted Stoner. “With on-site college course offerings and customized programming, our employees will have another option to balance the demands of work while gaining professional development with an accelerated degree.”

Stoner said Clinton is looking for a class size of at least ten employees starting in January of 2019.

The partnership was formalized with the signing of a customized program agreement at the Heartland Board of Trustees meeting on August 21.

Advisors from Heartland will be on-site for an informational session in Clinton to help interested individuals answer any questions about returning to school including information about financial aid and Veterans Benefits. 

“Establishing community partnerships is a vital part of Heartland’s mission to meet the emerging needs of the workforce through education and workforce training programs,” said Heartland President Keith Cornille. “With this partnership Exelon will not only bolster a workforce of homegrown talent, but they will also be making an investment in the economic welfare of the regional economy.”

Through the program students will be able to earn an AAS-IT degree as well as up to four skills certificates including Industrial Maintenance, Industrial Technology, Renewable Energy and Electricity.

Heartland has also arranged for a transfer agreement with Thomas Edison College and Excelsior University for students who complete the AAS-IT degree but want to continue their education to receive a bachelor’s degree.

Written by: Steve Fast