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Consumers Energy looks to cultivate qualified workers

Consumers Energy says they need qualified people and is encouraging more people to get the right training. (Photo: WEYI)

Looking for a well-paying job?

Consumers Energy says they need qualified people.

That's why the company is encouraging more people to get the right training.

College and high school students getting a tour of the power company's Flint Service Center on Wednesday.

They showed the students how their expert staff does several things on the job, including detecting gas leaks.

According to the governor's office, demand for jobs in the energy industry is projected to increase by more than nine percent over the next 8 years.

"We give them some exposure, put some interest in them, so they'll hopefully apply for jobs here at consumer's energy and be successful employees here," said John Roberts, learning and development instructor for the company.

This week is Michigan Careers in Energy Week, which calls attention to the demand in Michigan, for trained workers in the energy industry.

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