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November 2017

On November 20, 2017 PSEG joined the Orcutt Boys & Girls Clubs as they celebrated their 130th Anniversary as a youth service agency assisting the Bridgeport community. PSEG Power Connecticut’s Plant Chemistry Analyst and previous Boys and Girls clubs volunteer and student counselor, Angela Young, was in attendance to participate in the celebration of this milestone. The event recognized the Boys and Girls Club’s 130 years of helping generations of Bridgeport children receive needed mentoring and educational support. Every year an increasing number of children are left home with no adult supervision leaving them to find their own recreation and companionship in the streets. Boys and Girls Clubs provides families with various programs and services which aim to promote and enhance the development of young boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. PSEG strives to help

Bridgeport, CT- On Monday, November 6th, students from Bullard Havens Technical School enjoyed a presentation provided by PSEG and the mechanical contractor for the Unit 5 Combined Cycle Power Plant Project, Shelby Mechanical. Brian Galbraith, project manager for BH5, discussed some of the technical aspects to the BH5 project. Phil Walsack, site superintendent for Shelby Mechanical, gave students an overview of their role as mechanical contractor at the BH5 site as well as their partnership with local workforce from Local 777 Plumbers and Pipefitters. A representative from Local 777, John Higgins, was also in attendance to provide insight on opportunities such as their apprenticeship program. Gregory Dziczek, a Pipefitter out of Local 777, then conducted a demonstration of the heat fusion welding machine used at the BH5 site. Interested students were given proper safety equipment in order to operate the heat

On November 3rd Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust (BNT) transformed Bridgeport’s Historic Arcade Mall into a fantasy land for their 5th annual Masquerade Ball Fundraiser. PSEG Power, CT was one of the many local companies to sponsor BNT’s signature event. All proceeds support BNT’s mission to LEAD, EMPOWER and CHANGE Bridgeport neighborhoods. Attendees dressed as their fairytale alter ego and enjoyed a night of good food, music and refreshments. Amongst the 200 guests in attendance were bankers, government representatives, local contractors, nonprofit developers and many others. PSEG Power CT’s own Sr. Site Administrator, Wendy Lara was also in attendance to show her support for BNT and all that they do.

PSEG Announces Free Bridgeport Pathway To Construction Apprenticeships (Copy of article created by Meredith Guinness of the Bridgeport Daily Voice) BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — PSEG on Wednesday unveiled its new Ready2Work initiative, a $500,000 training program to prepare Bridgeport residents to find apprenticeships and, ultimately, steady jobs in the building trades. Set to begin in January 2018, the no-cost program will run five classes primarily at its Bridgeport Harbor Station on Atlantic Street, where trainees will be able to watch the construction of the new $550 million gas-fired plant PSEG is building there. “Apprenticeships have taken on a new meaning in the last few months,” said Joe Carbone, CEO of Bridgeport-based The WorkPlace, which will manage and administer Ready2Work. “We need workers with narrow but specific expertise.” Through the program, trainees will gain the skills and credentials they need to compete for union apprenticeship programs, something