Duke Energy Selects McCombs & Scott for Power Career Internship

ImageCatawba Valley Community College students Joshua McCombs and Robert Scott recently began internships with Duke Energy at the Marshall Steam Station in Terrell.

Duke Energy’s Power Careers Program is designed to attract the most promising high school and community college talent, provide students an introduction to the business of power plant operations, support students’ completion of targeted two-year associate degrees and ultimately provide a career opportunity with Duke Energy.

Both students received a $650 scholarship this semester and will continue to receive it in the spring if they maintain a 3.2 grade point average and good on-the-job evaluations.

McCombs and Scott were nominated by a member of CVCC’s faculty and had to meet certain academic requirements, including, a 3.2 GPA and be enrolled in a specialized two-year associate degree relevant to a career in power plant operations.

McCombs is a 2011 graduate of West Iredell High School and is enrolled in CVCC’s Industrial Systems Technology associate degree. He plans to graduate this May.

Scott is a 2007 graduate of Bunker Hill High School and is enrolled in CVCC’s Industrial Systems Technology associate degree. He plans to graduate in 2014. He served four years the Army National Guard and one year of active duty in Afghanistan.

Both are working part-time at the Marshall Steam Station as part of their internship learning all aspects of industrial maintenance in every department. Upon graduation with a two-year associate degree, they may be considered for full-time employment with Duke Energy. The Power Careers Program provides Duke Energy with a pipeline of candidates to help meet vacancies expected through retirements and industry growth over the next 10 years.

Pictured are Robert Scott (left) and Joshua McCombs.

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