SENCAP student awarded prestigious certificate

Jesse Stebbing, Wahoo High School junior, received his Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD) certificate, which was presented to him last week by WHS Counselor John Harris and Southeast Community College Northern Region SENCAP Coordinator Joe Sajevic.

The certificate signifies the successful completion of the Energy Fundamentals training through his Energy Industry Fundamentals class at SCC, a dual-credit course where students gain industry knowledge and earn college credit.

"I’m very proud of Jesse’s hard work and effort in this class, ultimately leading to his certificate," Sajevic commented. "His accomplishment also highlights one of the many benefits resulting from the partnership between Wahoo High School and Southeast Community College.”

The EIF credential is a badge of honor that’s been awarded to more than 3,500 students across the country demonstrating proficiency in their understanding of the energy sector. Program participants navigate energy generation, transmission, and distribution infrastructure; learn about types of energy and their conversion to useable energy; explore emerging technologies; conduct case studies on business models; overview regulations and make connections to energy careers.

Earning this EIF credential allows students to differentiate themselves to employers by demonstrating their knowledge of the needs and requirements for success in the energy sector. Whether students are interested in skilled trade positions or energy careers requiring advanced degrees, the EIF credential and accompanying digital badge offer validation of subject matter comprehension and support candidacy for industry internships and careers.