Explore the possibilities
Our partnerships connect us to the best and the brightest in the communities we serve and also provide you with the opportunity to learn more about careers in the electric utility industry.
- If you are looking for an accelerated, interactive program that will train you for operations, installations, servicing and repairing of power plant equipment, Flint Hills Technical College offers you a one-year Associate of Applied Science degree, with a major in Power Plant Technology.
- Pratt Community College offers one of the most comprehensive Electrical Power Lineman programs in the nation that provides a variety of convenient ways to attend class through campus courses, distance education and on-the-job training. This program is offered in Pratt, Coffeyville and Wichita.
- If you love the outdoors and doing hands-on work, Dodge City Community College has the program for you! The Electric and Power Transmission program is designed to teach you about electricity and the necessary physical work involved in the electric world. In addition to learning the basics of electricity, you will learn about transformers, generation, maintenance and how to climb a power pole.
Electrify your future
Electrify Your Future introduces high school-aged students to career opportunities in the electric utility industry. Through this program, Westar hosts students for a half-day to see craft demonstrations, tour energy centers and gain first-hand knowledge of craft positions.
Girl Scouts Spark Events
Spark events inspire girls to dream big when they think about their future and bring girls together with STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) professionals in their work spaces.
Higher education partnerships
We partner with post-secondary and higher education institutions throughout our territory and region to find the best and brightest for our internship opportunities. A short list of schools we partner with, includes: Kansas State University; The University of Kansas; Washburn University; Wichita State University; Emporia State University; Flint Hills Technical College; Pratt Community College; and Dodge City Community College.
Summer partnership program
Westar partners with Topeka USD 501, Wichita USD 259, Youth Entrepreneurs and the Boys and Girls Club to provide a two-week experience for area students to learn about Westar Energy and the electric utility industry. At the end of this intensive learning process, students present to our leadership team to showcase their knowledge, experiences and understanding of the industry.
Children do better in college and later in life if they can begin to prepare for their careers early. With encouragement and exposure to different fields of study they can begin that preparation as early as elementary school if they find an area of study that interests them. That’s why the Westar Energy Foundation supports programs that:
- Encourage youth to stay in school to fully develop their talents
- Promote STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education
- Develop workforce skills
- Enhance personal development to successfully participate in society and improve their communities.
Westar Energy - Taking energy to heart
Westar Energy is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.
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