Thunder Basin
  • 11-Feb-2019 to 31-Dec-2019 (CST)
  • Black Thunder_Maintenance_Electrical
  • Wright, WY, USA
  • Part Time

ELECTRICAL CO-OP PROGRAM

Purpose:  Partner with campuses with electrical programs to assist them with ensuring appropriate classroom training is provided to students to whom Thunder Basin Coal Company (TBCC) could provide part-time, on-the-job training, with the ultimate goal of developing candidates with the skills to be hired into an electrician role at TBCC.

 Eligibility Guidelines:

  • Participants must be at least 18 years of age
  • Participants must be enrolled in Gillette College or Western Dakota Technical Institute full-time (typically, at least 12 credit hours)
  • Participants must be enrolled in an industrial electronics program (or similar program to prepare students for a career as an electrician)

 Program:

  • Participants will receive on-the-job training in electrical work by carded electricians.
  • Participants will work at TBCC during breaks, weekends, or other times they are available outside of school.
  • Participants will receive Tech 1 wages for time worked at TBCC.
  • Participants will be reimbursed for each semester's tuition costs (except cost of books, which are not reimbursed), provided the following conditions are met:
    • Submission of grade report, with grade of C or better in each class
    • Submission of paid receipt
  • Participants will be considered for full-time employment, after completion of the following:
    • Requirements for Associate's degree in Industrial Electronics or similar program, with grade of C or better in all classes.
    • Successful performance in the on-the-job training at TBCC. Performance includes work quality and quantity, attendance, and other behavioral indicators such as communication, safety, teamwork, etc.
  • Participants will be required to repay tuition paid by the company if they turn down an offer of regular employment.
  • Participants will be required to repay tuition paid by the company if they leave employment prior to completion of one year of employment. Participants will be required to repay 50% of the tuition paid by the company if they leave employment between one and two years of employment.
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