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ComEd Partners with Chicago Public High Schools to Launch Career Tour for Students


ComEd is partnering with Chicago Public Schools (CPS) to launch a tour
to present internship and career opportunities to high school seniors.
Throughout the month of March, ComEd recruiters will visit seven high
schools including Prosser High School, Sullivan High School, Simeon High
School, Curie High School, Raby High School, Schurz High School, and the
Chicago Vocational Career Academy.

During the tours, ComEd recruiters will talk to students about the
company's annual summer internship program for students who attend a
four-year college. These full-time internships are paid and provide
students with opportunities to learn more about the energy industry
through hands-on job training and career experience. Students will also
learn more about the Dawson Overhead Electrical Line Worker Program,
which was launched in 2006 through a partnership between ComEd and
Chicago City Colleges. The program offers training to Chicago-area
residents interested in becoming an overhead line worker.

"As a local company, we are interested in developing local talent. This
partnership with Chicago Public Schools will help us connect directly
with students who live in our communities and make them aware of career
opportunities at ComEd. Our goal is to help them see future career
prospects and consider becoming part of our workforce of the future,"
said Tracie Morris, vice president of human resources operations at

We know firsthand that internship experience in high school can provide
our students with a valuable competitive edge as they pursue the careers
of tomorrow," said Jacquelyn Dace, CPS Senior Partnership Liaison. "Our
partnership with ComEd will allow students to learn from experienced
workforce professionals who can provide insight into career and learning
opportunities to explore after graduation."

For students who do not plan on attending college, ComEd recruiters will
talk to them about entry-level positions, jobs that can open the door to
other career paths at ComEd including enrollment into craft schools to
prepare for positions in the skilled trades. Interested and qualified
students will be given the opportunity to take the Construction and
Skilled Trades Test (CAST) to be considered for entry level roles.

Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd) is a unit of Chicago-based Exelon
Corporation (NYSE:EXC), the nation's leading competitive energy
provider, with approximately 10 million customers. ComEd provides
service to approximately 3.9 million customers across northern Illinois,
or 70 percent of the state's population.
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