DALLAS – Following a yearlong search for the top applicants, Luminant Power Track is pleased to welcome 31 select students, who now have the ability to pursue a career path in either power plant or mining operations.
In addition to power plant internships, Power Track now includes internships at Luminant mining facilities. Students have the opportunity to gain real-life work experience and develop a relationship with Luminant that could lead to a full-time power plant or mine job following successful completion of the program.
"With nearly 300 applicants for this year's class, we continue to see tremendous interest in Power Track as an unparalleled career-development program and an avenue to an energy career,” said Mike Williams, Luminant's chief fossil officer. "With our new specialized career paths in either power plant or mining operations, we're opening more doors for the students' success in the energy industry and helping contribute to our next generation of leaders in our plants and mines.”
Power Track also offers accepted students full scholarships to pursue an associate degree in one of four degree paths at three partner colleges. Students can choose to enroll in power plant technology at Tyler Junior College or electrical technology, mechanical technology or instrumentation and control at Texas State Technical College in Waco. New this year, students may also choose to study electrical technology at Panola College in Carthage.
"This scholarship offers more than just funds for a college education, it's positively impacting my future and will hopefully lead to a career in the energy sector,” said Jose Dominguez, Power Track scholarship recipient and Buffalo High School senior. "I'm thankful that Luminant is offering this program because it's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to gain a degree and real-life work experience to help enter the energy workforce.”
Luminant is also awarding partial scholarships to four current Texas State Technical College students to continue their energy education.
The following students have been awarded Power Track scholarships for courses beginning this fall:
- Cory Warren, Axtell
- Kristopher Grisham, Bosqueville
- Jacob Mushinski, Bremond
- Zachary Cornish, Buffalo
- Jose Dominguez, Buffalo
- Jacob Stillwell, Carthage
- Travis Brittain, Center
- Devyn Jankowiak, Centerville
- Joseph Miller, Centerville
- Landon Johnson, Chapel Hill
- Brandon Davis, Cross Roads
- Cody Betser, Fairfield
- Jose Cortez, Fairfield
- Ross Warren, Fairfield
- Garrett Crane, Grapeland
- Corey Patterson, Henderson
- Ryan Clever, Madisonville
- Ricardo Lugones, Marshall
- Clynt Platt, Mexia
- Zachary York, Mexia
- Colton Byler, Mount Enterprise
- Ricardo Barraza, Mount Pleasant
- Bryan Ibanez, Mount Pleasant
- Mattison McBride, Mount Pleasant
- Alexis Ugalde, Mount Pleasant
- Heath Holt, Rivercrest
- Jonathan Moore, Rivercrest
- Kevondrick Savage, Rivercrest
- James Posey, Royse City
- Chris Kultgen, Sulphur Springs
- Savannah Page, Thorndale
- Rikki Ward, Tyler
- Ridge Crow, Van
- Tyler Foland, Van
- Ronald Pat, Van
The program received national recognition in 2012 from the Aspen Institute as a Model of Successin its Skills for America's Future program and its inaugural class will graduate this May. To learn more about the program, visit LuminantPowerTrack.com. You can also find the program on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr by searching Luminant Power Track.
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Luminant, a subsidiary of Energy Future Holdings Corp., is a competitive power generation business, including mining, wholesale marketing and trading, and development operations. Luminant has more than 15,400 megawatts of generation in Texas, including 2,300 MW fueled by nuclear power and 8,000 MW fueled by coal. The company is also one of the largest purchasers of wind-generated electricity in Texas and the nation. EFH is a Dallas-based energy holding company that has a portfolio of competitive and regulated energy subsidiaries, primarily in Texas. Visit http://www.luminant.com/ or http://www.energyfutureholdings.com/ for additional information.