EPCE News

EPCE Coalition Honored

The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning recently honored the EPCE coalition for 'efforts to expand lifelong learning opportunities to adults and to improve access for adults to quality academic programs'.

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Cybersecurity Degrees Featured in ECT.coop

Electric Co-op Today, a publication of the National Rural Electrical Cooperative Association, published an article featuring the EPCE-sponsored Cybersecurity degree programs provided by Excelsior College. The article also referenced a study by the RAND Corporation that suggests that a shortage of cybersecurity professionals is a significant threat to national security.

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EPCE’s Founding Education Provider Launches Nuclear Power Simulator

EPCE's founding education partner, Bismarck State College National Energy Center of Excellence launched a newly developed online Nuclear Power simulator. This leading-edge simulator is the latest in a series of innovative and interactive tools offered by BSC to enhance their online education programs. The simulator was developed with the aid of EPCE's nuclear curriculum team and simulates a pressurized-water reactor (PWR), and is used in BSC's AAS in Nuclear Power Technology degree program - the first online degree to be NUCP approved.

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New simulator highlighted in the Bismarck Tribute

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EPCE Education Partner, WPI, selected by USAToday as one of the Top 10 Engineering Schools in the Nation!

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, WPI, was named #6 in a list of the Top 10 Engineering Schools in the nation. The list comes from College Factual and is a ranking of colleges based on their overall quality.

EPCE has partnered with WPI to offer Master's level degrees and certificates in Power Systems Engineering - online.

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How EPCE Online Education Opportunities Benefit NRECA Co-Op Employees

As estimated by the Center for Energy Workforce Development, the utilities industry is looking at the prospect of 55% of jobs being replaced in the next decade. With continued developments in technology resulting in advanced workflow processes across the industry, many employers have embraced the need for a highly-educated workforce. For cooperative employees, access to industry-recognized, technical college education can be difficult given that they reside in rural areas, where colleges and universities are more spread out than in larger cities. EPCE’s online education and training make further education possible for these employees, and high praise has been given by cooperative employees pursuing EPCE-sponsored certificates and degrees.

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