PG&E breaks ground on $75 million facility

WINTERS, Calif. — The City of Winters is about to be the proud recipient of a new $75 million Pacific Gas and Electronic Company Gas Operations Technical Training Center, with the facility breaking ground this month.

The training facility is designed to teach best-in-class safety protocols, the use of the newest technologies and the highest levels of customer service to PG&E’s high-skill workforce.

“In order to become the safest, most reliable utility in the nation, we must provide our employees with access to the best tools, technology and training. We are completely committed to maintaining and recruiting the industry’s best workforce and this facility is a perfect example of our ongoing investment in our employees. When we make an investment in our system and our people, we work hard to ensure it also has a positive and lasting economic impact on our local communities,” said Nick Stavropoulos, president, PG&E Gas.

The project will cost approximately $75 million and is expected to result in $300,000 to $500,000 in new property tax generation for the City of Winters, Yolo County and California. PG&E expects to staff about 50 full time employees once the construction is complete. The facility will provide approximately 36,000 training hours per year, with between 100 and 150 students on site every day, resulting in a significant increase in hotel and local sales tax revenue for Winters.

The facility gives employees classroom-based and hands-on opportunities to learn the latest industry practices and skills to better provide customers with safe, reliable, affordable and clean energy.

Construction is expected to be completed in late 2016.

To see what jobs the company is hiring for go here.

Source: PG&E

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