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CP&S preface and chapter 1
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what are your chances of employment based upon?
how competitive of a candidate you decide to be.
NLC (does or does not) guarantee employment?
In today's competitive job market, employers are aggressively searching for what/whom?
the best candidates possible. They do their homework.
if you have experience with tools, equipment, and manual labor, should it be emphasized on your cover letter and resume?
U.S. Bureau of labor statistics estimates how many industry related job openings between now and 2026? what the bulk in what fields?
300,000 job openings, the bulk of which in the telecom and power delivery industry.
the students who have no ______ ________ can begin their careers as soon as they graduate.
No Geographical Boundaries.
when you target an employer, it means that you whish to pursue employment with them more aggressively than others.
Is the job posting the first part of the process?
NO, it's the first part the public sees.
if your targeted employer had no job postings in a search engine like indeed, where should you check next?
on the company's website.
the better you match the job posting....
the better your chances of advancing to the next step in the hiring process.
if you make it past the job posting, you are on constant display. Everything you say and do must be what?
As positive and professional as possible.
what type of company is a corporation just like mc Donald's and Google?
Investor Owned Utilities (IOUs)
what were the first companies that evolved in the power delivery industry, and who did they serve?
investor Owned Utilities, who serve highly populated areas
______are city owned power companies
approximately how many IOU's exist today?
approximately how many city owned municipalities exist today?
what is a unique trait of municipalities?
their service territories generally follow city limit boundaries.
Edison Electric Institute "EEI" is what?
the association of IOU's, it represents them in politics to ensure favorable laws get passed.
American Public Power Association (APPA) is the what?
service organization for community owned electric utilities (municipalities). reps them in DC.
what does the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association do? (NRECA)
represents co-ops interests on a wide range of issues.
FDR passed what act that provided low interest loans for the construction of power systems in rural areas?
the Rural Electrification Act.
Approximately how many Rural electrical coops are in the US?
Rural electric Co-ops were established by the fed gov, Public Utility Districts (PUDs) and Public Power Districts (PPD) are established and recognized by who/what?
In which states are PPDs and PUDs most common?
california, washington, oregon, and nebraska.
what do Generation and Transmission companies (G&Ts) do?
provide bulk power with transmission systems, and have limited distribution lines.
how many Power Marketing Administrations (PMA's) are in the US? Name them
only 4: Bonneville Power Administration, Southeastern Power Administration, Southwestern Power Administration, and Western Area Power Administration.
what is an Irrigation District (ID)?
a public power company that sometimes delivers power and/or water.
when are line contractors most commonly used?
when a power company has more work than their line crews can handle, or when a particular project is beyond the capability of the company.
most major line contractors are owned by what two major holding companies?
MYR group, and Quanta Services.
approximately how many new jobs are there annually for beginning level powerline installers?
approximately how many miles of transmission lines are there in the US?
approximately how much money will be invested in the US Transmission system by 2025
2 Trillion Dollars
IOU's, large municipalities, and Fed owned Utility structures typically have how many employees?
in excess of 2000 employees.
smaller municipalities, PUDs and rural electric Co-ops tend to have how many employees?
less than 200 employees
large line contractors typically have how many employees?
more than 200 employees
small line contractor companies typically have how many employees?
less than 200 employees.
what is the single most important attribute for success?
A great attitude.
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