Empowering Communities

Back to School to Inspire the Next Generation of STEM Leaders

March 23, 2023

Earlier this month, ComEd was honored to be the largest exhibitor at the 2023 Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Skilled Trades Career Fair for the second straight year. Held at McCormick Place, the fair welcomed more than 3,000 CPS middle and high school students.

“There’s a national shortage of kids in the trades. There is a lot of people who educate their kids on college and in the meantime, we’re not taking about the trades. It’s our goal to educate them on opportunities other than college,” said Terry McGoldrick, president, and business manager IBEW Local 15.

Over the course of three days, students learned about career opportunities in STEM and other skilled trades. ComEd had 100,000 square feet dedicated to hands-on learning, including utility pole climbing demonstrations, and ComEd leaders from several departments met with students and answered their questions about careers at ComEd.

“A new study found that the transition to clean energy could create a net increase of more than 40,000 jobs in Illinois by 2030, and ComEd is committed to building a qualified and diverse pipeline of talent to power that transition right here in Chicago,” said ComEd CEO Gil Quiniones. “Through our collaboration with CPS, CCC, and local agencies, ComEd is working to create equitable pathways to good-paying careers to help ensure that more women and people of color from our communities benefit from the growth of the dynamic energy industry,” said Gil.

A career at ComEd means you’ll be at a place where you are respected for your knowledge and skills, acknowledged for your commitment and hard work, and given the opportunities to advance in a variety of fulfilling roles. To learn more, visit https://jobs.exeloncorp.com/